Be the first in line to have everything stripped from you
How long did you think that they would pass you by?
Taking those inalienable rights
I'm not one of the walking blind
Stand up - not right
Guard down - must fight
First glance appears the same,
Decipher the fine-print-pacifist
Don't you know? - the legislature's changed!
I'm not one, you ought to know
Who will sit around and watch everything that holds the bond until it's gone
The systematic killing of
Everything you thought you hold so close is gone - it's gone!
So, now we're left to rip through their red tape
Passing "it's your fault" laws, the lawyer's suit is pressed
Another slap in the face of justice, i expect nothing less
Inconvenience store america, sucking alcohol down
Rural road passenger mowing people down
Flier in my mailbox says keep my kids close
Molester, rapist found
Moving to my town
Yeah i'll keep you close - cold in the ground!
Now that it's gone, won't you make them bring it back
All you hold so close inside it's gone - it's gone!
Can't take this from me
Take this from me,
Take it from me, don't you know?
Can you save me?
It's too late
Can you say? take it away, take all these rights from me!
First amendment states
All my speech is free
Gonna have to take the throat
To take it away from me
Written in black-and-white
You struggle for simple freedoms
Are you going to stand and fight
And bring on back
Stand and bring it back
Fight to bring it back
Stand and bring it back the way it ought to be
It's the systematic killing of the american dream
Now people stand up and bring it back!