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from Travelers & Thieves

"Onslaught" is track #5 on the album Travelers & Thieves. It was written by Popper, John C. / Sheehan, Bobby.
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Lies, well they're okay
More elaborate every day
Truth, well it's here too
What can you make it do for you?

Greed, it's just a drive
Do what you can to stay alive
Peace, it's just a dream
So rock and roll and kick and scream

Now won't you tell me if you like what you've just heard?
And if you think the point I'm driving at absurd
Well, there's no need to tell me how or tell me why
But I need to know the reason not to try

'Cause if you look around you might just feel like me
And you might notice, no one was ever really free
And maybe, just maybe for now that's how it's supposed to be
Could be so far we've only earned the right to barely see

The poison has infected you
Have no fear, I'm infected too
War, they come and go
No telling where the wind will blow

Pain was always there
Sad reminder that you care
Hate, the price you pay
For thinking you got the only way

Now won't you tell me if you like what you've just heard?
And if you think the point I'm driving at absurd
Well, there's no need to tell me how or tell me why
But I need to know the reason not to try

'Cause if you look around you might just feel like me
And you might notice, no one was ever really free
And maybe, just maybe for now that's how it's supposed to be
Could be so far we've only earned the right to barely see
Barely see, barely see, barely see, barely see, let's see

For your parents Ellis Island
What had they gone through?
And if you descend from the Mayflower
Well they were running too

They were running from England
Who were warring with France
Who would conquer Spain
Given half of a chance

But it was the Muslims
Who had gotten there first
When there wasn't the bloodshed
Then there was the thirst

And a hate for the Christians
The infiltrators of Rome
You know that once mighty empire
Who made Africa home

The poor, Noble Egyptians
Oh the hardships they braved
Remembering the good times
With Judea enslaved

And the Israelite Nation
The very children of God
Killing Palestine's children
And I'm finding it odd

The earth, a piece of fruit
Don't blame The Maggots when they loot
Life just a game we play
Try to live just one more day

Space, our final hope
Throw the drowning man a rope
The choice is for us to say
Completely change or fade away

Now won't you tell me if you like what you've just heard?
And if you think the point I'm driving at absurd
Well, there's no need to tell me how or tell me why
But I need to know the reason not to try

'Cause if you look around you might just feel like me
And you might notice, no one was ever really free
And maybe, just maybe for now that's how it's supposed to be
Could be so far we've only earned the right to barely see

I really couldn't say for sure
Like everyone else I know
I'm just looking for the cure

Songwriters
POPPER, JOHN C. / SHEEHAN, BOBBY

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