An Enemy By Any Other Name (The Song Remains the Same)

Heretics

Loyalists

Communists

Terrorists

Republicans

but the song remains the same

Dig up the book of life

And sift through it to read

That every line has been rewritten

By the hand that can't be seen

Look a little harder

If there is something to be said

There is bias to be fed

There are shadows of conspiracy

If there is land on which to tread

There are soldiers there to dread

As they beat in to us, our hummility

And the song remains the same

Every revolution's just another regime change

These names are the mortal remains

Of the men who died in nothing's name

And this song remains the same

Another convolution in another passing phase

As we fight, it's all a shame

They're already working on the next game

Step back, rewind, and replay

We haven't even started to get in to their way

We'll never make change by working in their frame

If you haven't been killed by now, you've been led astray

But don't take my word on this

Contemplate, appreciate your own sense of what makes sense

If you think they rule world with an iron fist

What are you doing here, instead of under it?

And we are't prepared (We aren't prepared)

No we aren't prepared (We aren't prepared)

And we aren't prepared (We aren't prepared)

No, we aren't prepared for what's coming

We're just moments away from the end

We've got no way for us to defend

From what we know is about to descend

We may not know what but we sure know when

But the song remains the same

Another revolution's just another regime change

These names are the mortal remains

Of the men who died in nothing's name