War gives value to life by showing it can be taken away And in a perverted way, those who wage war delude Themselves into thinking they create life Or at least make it meaningful Thus, using that as a basis for Grandiose notions of supremacy Falsely giving themselves the title of masters of the universe And gatekeepers of morality
Peace trials and living power pleasure over pain Geiger counters check amounts of radiation in the rain Biochemical nuke, gas masks and rubber boots Inhale your last gasp without a hazmat suit Terrible, unbearable miracle of the modern scientific Arms race, chase for the horrific Manhattan project, man cancelling concept
Catastrophic bomb, a fabric-shattering context A little boy falling from a metal bird Followed by a fat man who left behind a leveled earth Imbalanced challenge to survival of the whole piece Have seeked to staff the whole planet with their own peeps A zone beeps of contaminated contents Atomically activated, saturated beyond its Limits, to live within its boundaries with conscience To cancer cells, I'm not totally unresponsive
Cause in future's shock, there where everything's storied I don't feel like there's anything for me I hope they put this out Cause in future's shock, there where everything's storied I don't feel like there's anything for me I hope they figure out This atomic misphilosophy
Uninhabitable avenues, third wars in southern latitudes Mutually assured that it all happens to International violence leaves us black and blue Blast us back into the past if attack ensues A pack-approved tactic fully practiced On the evil of the axis back in world war two The melted lunchbox of a disintegrated girl Dogs on fighters, mosquitoes, flies and squirrels
Men, women and children have their bones cooked to ash And their shadows burning to the ground from the flash And if they didn't pass what's the future, hibakusha? You say you need a job, but they won't give it to ya In the era where they said the greatest evil was that white man From the reich land, but this was coming from the same people Who thought that jim crow was all 'ight then' Same thing that kept colonel tibbets on his flight plan
Nuclear stockpile's america's second largest The world's most destructive and the world's most heartless Under the auspices that war will be rendered harmless And everlasting peace will be in reach if we just bomb shit Technologically fanatic racial socio Economic faux-intellectual fucking nonsense Dripping with political interludes, typical of a system Stark raving mad and operating unconscious Now how do we proceed?
Knowing through the man's fatalism And probably you'll never leave A disease trying to cure its own symptoms with disease Creating an epidemic just to see if it can be Genuine mistrust of everything but us Based on artificial evidence, but mostly racists at the crux Let's pray they throw 'em all out And I hope I don't see you Through the foggy field of vision in the fall out