return of the roughnecks lyrics – chameleons

up and down
these days are up and down
they call it elevated living
a faster future for a faster breed
unforgiving unfulfilling

the spirit’s willing
but the mind is weak
i had an empty education
i want to speak
but when i try to speak
it doesn’t help the situation

and some they fly while others fall
and some they walk while others crawl
it stops them feeling small
that’s all

shake your hand
they’ll always shake your hand
without a moments hesitation
burning bridges
and snapping strands
that support a generation

you want to climb
but when you try to climb
you see the ladder getting shorter
you want to drink
but when you try to drink
there’s someone p*ssing in the water

the soul is something they can buy
so softly step inside
says the spider to the fly
nice try

and every day you’re crucified
if you can’t look them in the eye
smile and wave goodbye
nice try

vices embraced in times of crisis
sweet vices embraced in times of crises
that’s all

/ chameleons lyrics