Steve Skaith Band - Empires & Us

Lyrics

The town that we lived in has all but disappeared
And the tanks are rolling in again
People that I lived with have all but disappeared
Don't think I'll see them here again.
Its like I grew up to be killed
Its just a matter of time
And that time will soon run out
One way or another.
All this revenge.

All the places I used to play are empty now
No one to fill them no more
All the water we used to drink is poison now
No one can drink it no more
We are the victims of the victims
How should we understand this life?
Not through the smoke of demolition.
This town has seen so many graves
And all this revenge.

We are the victims of the victims
How should we understand this life?
Not through the smoke of demolition.
This town has seen so many graves
And all this revenge.

The town I grew up in has all but disappeared
And the tanks are rolling in again
People I grew up with have all but disappeared
Don't think I'll see them here again
Its like I grew up to be killed
Its just a matter of time
And that time will soon run out
One way or another.
All this revenge.

Song Description

The line ‘Victims of the victims’ taken from reading the late, and much-missed Palestinian intellectual and writer Edward Said.

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