painted smiling face lyrics – corrosion of conformity

burning tree, blackened sky – this land god forsaken
a thousand men prepare to die – their spirit long been broken
in misery, hear their cry – mouths hang wide open
flashing steel, hot lead – the white man has spoken

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pockets filled, l*st fulfilled – the butchered know no mercy
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blind eyes, closed hearts – they do not remember
brutal past from the start – no justice now forever
humankind is but a part yet they find no answer
harmony is the art these men refuse to master

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it’s clear, the end is near – this path leads to nowhere
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yeah, i see you
see right through you
and i hear you
but your words will never ring true

my mind is clearer now
at last i can see all too well
deceiving shades are wearing thin
humankind prefers living in h*ll

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/ corrosion of conformity lyrics