The Terror (lyrics)

THE TERROR

The gun goes off
The runners run
Their faces shining in the sun
The distant goal
For which we strive
We have been working all our lives

The finish line
It’s there in sight
When suddenly a flash of light
I’m in the air
I’m on the ground
The people running all around

Their faces scream
I cannot hear
My triumph freezes into fear
The smoke the dust
I cannot see
How will I find my family

The terror
The terror

The sun comes up
The camp awakes
It’s time to fetch some water
I’ll stand in line
Maybe I’ll find
Some more food for my daughter

There’s thousands here
We are alone
We’re refugees we’re far from home
The world goes by
They’ve no idea
What we went through to get here

The plane swoops low
Sudden attack
There’s no escape we can’t fight back
The dust the smoke
I cannot see
What’s happened to my family

The terror
The terror

A perfect day
The crowd is thick
There’s sure to be lots of damage
Our plan is set
The time is right
As many as we can manage

The faces smile
Along the street
I drop my backpack at their feet
I turn the corner
Dial the phone
The bomb goes off we’re on our own

The dust the smoke
The people run
My God what have I just become
I dare not think
I must believe
What have I done to my family

The terror
The terror

The terror lives
The terror breathes
Its only wish is just to breed
So any reason
Any ruse
It only needs some vague excuse

Some picked off scab
From history
Distorted ideology
It doesn’t care
Which side you’re on
It only wants to go on and on…

The terror
The terror

The terror lives
In you and me
It tries to hide where we can’t see
It’s only waiting
To emerge
Sometimes I feel right on the verge

It can’t be killed
It was not born
The only hope: can love transform
It can’t be killed
It was not born
The only hope: can love transform

The terror
The terror

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