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I will not swallow the hook–

These bloody gills at last

Are healing and it no longer

Tastes of pennies when I swallow.


The glinting eyes of imagined enemies

Will not calculate my own worth and

A smile not returned, I will assure myself,

Does not lose value when devoured


By the circling sharks, exposed to

Soft skin, soft cries, tender taste

Of this fading sunset girl. I will

Weld steel into my spine.


Catching sweet water in these

Basket hands that reach for summer

I will savor the sweet juice of

These blackberries, forever


Ignoring the thorns of autumn.

SOMEONE ANYONE

Thought we were past this
Thought we moved on
But I guess I was wrong
Do we not learn from mistakes?
Do we not have what it takes?
Are you the cure or disease?
Do you still take as you please
Are you the cure? Or are you the disease?

Someone, someone tell me what we’re fighting for
Anyone, anyone, anyone can start a war
No one can walk away, no one can walk away truly alive
Someone, someone, tell me why we need this
Anyone, anyone, anyone can start a war
No one can walk away, no one can walk away truly alive

Forward we find, yesterday’s gone
And I hope that I’m wrong
If we don’t learn from their past
We’ll repeat their history, oh, at last

Are you with us or without?
Scene is set but fading out
Are with us, well are you with us?

Someone, someone tell me what we’re fighting for
Anyone, anyone, anyone can start a war
No one can walk away, no one can walk away truly alive
Someone, someone, tell me why we need this
Anyone, anyone, anyone can start a war
No one can walk away, no one can walk away truly alive

Are you the cure or disease?
Do you still take as you please?
Are you the cure? Or are you the disease?

Someone, someone tell me what we’re fighting for
Anyone, anyone, anyone can start a war
No one can walk away truly alive, truly alive

Someone, someone tell me what we’re fighting for
Anyone, anyone, anyone can start a war
No one can walk away, no one can walk away truly alive
Someone, someone, tell me why we need this.
I don’t see a reason, tell me why we need a reason

I am tired of war, I feel as a global society we should have evolved past this but sadly we haven’t. There are many other places online where I go into detail about the song so that being said I absolutely support the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces who defend this country; because of them we can sleep better tonight knowing there is someone out there who is willing to lay down their lives so we might live ours in peace and freedom.