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The Final Requiem for a Helpless World

by Nadir

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At the end of the day At the end of the road No longer able To carry the load Always true to the cause, Said all you needed to say Was it really worth The price you had to pay? Wondering how it would have been Wondering how it could have been Wondering how it should have been Hindsight is… 2020 The things you sacrificed – The pain is all the same The ones you’ve lost along the way, Meaningless victories, losing games – Was it worth the price you had to pay? Wondering how it would have been Wondering how it could have been Wondering how it should have been Hindsight is… 2020
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And so now that it’s time To pass on the torch Just make sure it will shine And never scorch Carry the banner The cause is what matters Floodlight heralds the age of darkness False values, misguided dreams Stay on your course regardless Forever against the stream Carry the banner The cause is what matters You’ve got to take a stand Now, all across the land
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Unseen signs Unheard calls Got to right the wrong No chance to flee from reality Better find yourself and stop day-dreaming The truth you blind your eyes to, All those facts you still ignore – You can’t deny them anymore Better find yourself and stop day-dreaming
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To another mass deception, we better get wise – Arsonists have come to town in salesmen’s disguise We just keep telling ourselves “At least it isn’t here…” All the more we’ll be frightened as the end will draw near All cards laid down now, all evidence is there Still, we’re too gullible and distracted to even care Accomplice in your own downfall Accomplice in your own downfall Let it all burn to the ground A barrel of petrol, a box of matches Behold, the door to doom unlatches An almost unreal sound: the firefighters’ choir Sings as we watch our homes perish in the fire Accomplice in your own downfall Accomplice in your own downfall Accomplice – too naïve to admit Accomplice – your own part in it
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It’s not about you and it’s not about me It’s not about a system or society It’s not about what some people might call us, who cares It’s all about facing the facts and being aware It’s not about the doctrines that they teach Unless we set our targets now, they will soon be out of reach
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Science warns We’re fatefully close To the stage of culmination, The critical point for the collapse Of terrestrial civilization Once it’s started There's no way to turn it back – A domino effect: The loss of one species Will endanger others that depend on it, The chain is getting wrecked An accelerating rate, About to escalate Until it's far too late As estimated What would have taken thousands of years In a matter of decades will appear And leave our biosphere Devastated
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“Like the world, of which he forms a part, man is governed by natural laws, regular in their course, consistent in their effects, immutable in their essence; and those laws, the common source of good and evil, are not written in the distant stars, or hidden in mysterious codes; inherent in the nature of terrestrial beings, interwoven in their existence, they are at all times and in all places present to man, they act upon his senses, they warn his understanding, and dispense to every action its reward or punishment. Let man then study these laws! Let him comprehend his own nature, and the nature of the beings that surround him, and he will know the regulators of his destiny; the causes of his evils, and the remedies he ought to apply.” Volney's Ruins: Or, Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires A secret power animating the universe – “Gave to fire, motion and activity; To air, elasticity; Weight and density to matter” Feeble work of the creator’s hand Full of dreams and strife He owes you nothing And he gave you life The world you’ve been placed in Wasn’t made for you You’ve only been granted the use of it All the way through Turned away from it all Turned away from it all Turned away from it all Why have you?
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Never let it go Never let it die: There stands one final truth In the age of universal lie We may be the stray dogs They’re out to clean the streets from But we are the last ones standing up for it Marching to our own drum On and on Witch hunts and show trials They are everything We despise With all their preconceived Manipulations and lies Just let them think they make all the difference After all, it only makes them look dumb We’d rather remain the stray dogs They’re out to clean the streets from On and on Witch hunts and show trials
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There must be a language that’s not made of words And yet understood by everything in the world There must be a soul that’s hidden all around And able to speak without making a sound There surely is a world more complete And more ancient than ours that we only tend to deplete Treated as mere resources for human consumption – There must be a way to unlearn this wrongful assumption, A notion and narrative that must be put an end to
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Note by note…Writing the final requiem… We always need another reminder That we don’t own the Earth We’re not the supreme beings of it Not owners, only visitors Times of uncertainty, Disease and war – Someday soon we’re not going to hear Mother Nature sing No more At the end of the day At the end of the road At the end of all days

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released November 19, 2020

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