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Riot In The City

There’s a riot in the city,
And the spirit in control shout that “greed is good”.
So is this imposter telling me that innocent people stood,
Outside of their burning homes for the “good” of society?
The instigator of “reckless rioting”,
The dark midst over communities,
Is sowing the seed, 
That its “good” to steal and want more than you need.

There’s a riot in the city,
And the mindless criminals are say the reason is “cause we can”,
Giving ludicrous excuses like they’re “taking a stand
For what is right”,
But answer me, how is it right to riot and set a row of cars alight?
The “good minded” youth of tomorrow on positive paths,
Are now associated with you cowards with scarfs,
Who will show no remorse when you wake up the next day to the aftermath.

There’s a riot in the city,
And everyone’s playing the “blame game”, saying, “It’s your fault”,
The nation blame the government and the government blame the police, 
                                                  Who in turn blame the courts,
For not giving sentences that will make thieves quiver,
And yes, David Cameron is the Don of this “political mafia”,
But people, we must remember that he is human too,
And try to imagine what you would do,
If you were in his shoes.
The police have their hands tied,
Because every move they make is criticized nationwide.

And in all this mayhem,
I call out to God in Heaven,
Because, He’s the Only ne that can make this nation better,
And, He’s the Only One that can give us a great future,
I don’t think I can bear to see another home on fire,
I don’t think I can bear to see another family suffer,
I don’t think I can bear to hear, there’s been another murder,
We need to call on God and bring Him back into the picture.

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