Tell Me How
by Tom Flannery copyright 2004
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You say "we remember"
tell me how?
you say "never again"
do you mean it now?
get off your knees and breathe the air
who knows what you'll find down there
your eyes still say you do not care
tell me how?

You can't feel the pain of others
tell me why?
only tend to your own fields
while mine die
but the rain that washed my fields away
will not spare yours on judgment day
still no fear do you betray
tell me how?

Tell me how your hands remain
so clean and so still
while mine tremble like a frightened child
doing God's will

The Lord gives and He takes away
is that true?
I must question His methods
in regards to you
I'd rather lose my life today
than have my humanity taken away
how do you keep the chills at bay
tell me how?

Tell me how your soul is free
to replicate while it can
while mine stays dark and buried
like a blight upon the land

You say "we remember"
tell me how?
you say "never again"
do you mean it now?
get off your knees and breathe the air
who knows what you'll find down there
your eyes still say you do not care
tell me how?

Tell me how your hands remain
so clean and so still
while mine tremble like a frightened child
doing God's will 


 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes
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Evil cloaked with the authenticity of religion is perhaps the most insidious type of all. As in the Holocaust during WW II, to some the killing was somehow mandated by the very word of God, proving once again how absolutely nothing is sacred when it comes to power grabbing.

The words "Never Again" were obviously not meant to be taken literally. On the other hand, the "We Remember" part proves only a faulty memory, not a long one.