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what do you do today and tomorrow

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So three of your friends get murdered
and you hear your next
what do you and your girlfriend do
run away
or wait to overdose
and die like the rest?

Do you light her house on fire
to go looking for help
to be misdiagnosed for ten years
on medication that finally drives you crazy
or do you hunt them down?

What's the better of two evils?
what's the best example you can make for your community
no matter the price you keep paying

and then the knowledge of crooked cops
dirty lawyers
and malpractioning doctors 
as your life becomes a game

Welcome to the merry go round
welcome to my life
welcome to the tears i cry
because everyone now sees they got away
and i continually pay the price
and secxond chances never come
and no one listens to the truth
so if this happens to you think twice


Wanna know why there are gangs
read this again
wanna know why there are kids with guns
and juvenile kids with methods of madness
running from broken homes
well read it again slide between the lines
and realise this isnt allowed
and for everything i wanted 
I'm still Uninvited

So I'm heading to the city of angels
If i can ever find a compass and a map
a fake passport
because i have a fortune telling plan
know soo much of poisoning the well
and Canada
is a death trap
i can't run away from fast enough
but here i am the joke dressed in suicide
yet again
calling on the world
asking for forgiveness
begging for a chance to cross the border
with the idea for the perfect conspiarcy and crime
for a pulitzer prize

But what do you do
What is the better of two evils
Ignorance is bliss
and knowledge is power
but in your jail system I'll be reading fortunes
for cigarettes
and washing our sins clean protesting and rioting for healthcare
inside the system
while i martyr myslef again
and cry once every hour




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