Rebel Conformist

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it's not that i hate the empire
you say -- you hate it a lot
but what's the point in rebellion if it ain't got a shot?
(or: if your side is on top)
you say there's nothing you can do
your life is submission to those you chose
the truth is, you're no longer a rebel at all

rise
above the lies
above your hate
stop and evaluate

look around - see it all around you
swallow everything they put on your plate
bow and scrape cause you like your master's face
those who won't submit get all of your hate

you say you're fighting for "the" truth
you hate all those who aren't like you
(or: don't think like you)
your so-called rebellion only goes one way
everybody's got a master -- the question is: is that ok?
it's easier to follow than to think
here's the kool-aide, take another drink

i remember, cause i'm getting old
you said you'd never be sold
all kinds of people would be at the shows
now you're all about lockstep
that's how you roll

conformity or variety?
which one do you really want to see?
follow millionaires and billionaires
so pretty and without a care
they're like your gods today
you love them cause they think your way
those who don't really stick in your craw
but we can't take a shot if it's against the law

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from Revolution Time, released December 20, 2013
Lyrics: Smalley
Music: Williams

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Dave Smalley - vocals, guitar
Sam Williams - guitar, vocals
Kevin Coss - bass
Noel Bisesti - drums

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