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Will We Rise

from The Powers That Be by Pharaoh

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Old wars we never won
We fight, lose and die the same
Re-conquered by a foe we can’t name

Stand up! We cannot fall!
We fool ourselves and heed the call
Marching blindly into blame

Will We Rise?
Tear down all the lies they told
To make us pay

We’re trapped in a snare
But the bait that we’re clutching is
Poison and cold

We’re caught unaware
In the throes of the promise of
Comfort and gold

We gnaw our legs to stay alive
We drown in blood but still we strive
To sow the barren seeds they sold

Will We Rise?
Taking back the lives they dared
To steal away

Now dark stars have aligned
The plague has come to claim us,
Dress our flesh in dirt and lime

We starve in our shelters
And cower in our caves
Crawl out just to fight ourselves
For the right to be their slaves

Will tomorrow be the same dead, grey,
Eternal today?
Will this sorrow never go away?
We’re dying to wake ourselves up
But I don’t think we’re dreaming

Will We Rise?
Tear down all the lies they told
To make us pay
Will We Rise?
Taking back the lives
They stole away

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from The Powers That Be, released June 18, 2021
music & lyrics: Johnsen

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