PENNYWISE LYRICS - Land Of The Free? (2001)



PENNYWISE LYRICS
Land Of The Free? (2001)

1. Time Marches On
2. Land Of The Free?
3. The World
4. Fuck Authority
5. Something Wrong With Me
6. Enemy
7. My God
8. Twist Of Fate
9. Who's On Your Side
10. It's Up To You
11. Set Me Free
12. Divine Intervention
13. WTO
14. Anyone Listening


1. Time Marches On

Time has changed, what's goin' wrong?
We can only regress as time marches on, down with the system,
enough of the lies
You can only realize if you open up your eyes, up your eyes
I don't know if we're ever gonna see, tell me what's gone wrong with society,
got no future, this is no life for me
(Ohohoh) [x2]
And I don't know just what went wrong, all that I know it's gone on too long,
got no future, this is no life for me, not for me
(Ohohoh) [x2]

Look ahead, what is our fate?
To make the same mistakes we made yesterday or do we try to save ourselves
Or sit back and laugh as it all goes to hell, goes to hell

I don't know if we're ever gonna see, tell me what's gone wrong with society,
got no future, this is no life for me
(Ohohoh) [x2]
And I don't know just what went wrong, all that I know it's gone on too long,
got no future, this is no life for me, not for me
(Ohohoh) [x2]

Time has changed, what's goin' wrong?
We can only regress as time marches on, marches on
(Marches on)
Marches on, time marches on


2. Land Of The Free?

Land of the free and we're united, make our destiny, we take control,
yeah, never divided, we got the power and we'll never be, divided we fall,
oh yeah, land of the free, free to conspire, control destiny,
oh yeah, you're gonna see, no use resistin',
you're livin' in the land of the free, free to control your life,
land of the free, free to control your mind, land of the free?
Land of the free, united nations of hypocrisy, profit's our goal,
we're incorporated, it's big business and oil companies controlling us all,
oh yeah, land of the free, free to conspire, control destiny,
oh yeah, you're gonna see, no use resistin',
you're livin' in the land of the free, free to control your life,
land of the free, free to control your mind, land of the free?

I'd like to pray to the flag of the united states of hypocrisy
and see the republic for which it stands, one day we'll seize control,
3000 AD and justice for all

Land of the free, free to control your life, land of the free,
free to control your mind, land of the free, land of the free,
free to control your life, land of the free, free to control your mind,
land of the free?

Yeah, right


3. The World

Hatred from your closed mind, nothing you think is gonna change,
your actions speak so loud, not gonna try a different way, we live together
We're worlds apart down on the streets because we're too proud,
no one will ever admit defeat
The world is a smoking gun that is loaded,
soon it's gonna blow you away but till now nobody has noticed
but we're goin' to have our say

Where do we draw the line, nobody seems to have a clue,
we're at each other's throats cause we don't share a point of view
so what's the problem, can't see beneath the shade of skin,
a vicious circle, a human race no one can win

The world is a smoking gun that is loaded,
soon it's gonna blow you away but till now nobody has noticed
but we're goin' to have our say

It's just a state of mind, it's not reality,
it's all psychosomatic static inhumanity,
a savage mental sickness that plagues the human race,
it's goin' to blow up in your face, the world is a smoking gun that is loaded,
soon it's gonna blow you away but till now nobody has noticed
but we're goin' to have (our say)
The world is a smoking gun that is loaded,
soon it's gonna blow you away but till now nobody has noticed
but we're goin' to have our say


4. Fuck Authority

Someday you gotta find another way, you better right your mind
and live by what you say
Today is just another day unless you set your sights and try to find a way
I say fuck authority
Silent majority
Raised by the system
Now it's time to rise against them
We're sick of your treason
Sick of your lies
Fuck no, we won't listen
We're gonna open your eyes
Frustration, domination, feel the rage of a new generation,
we're livin', we're dyin' and we're never gonna stop, stop tryin'
Stop tryin'
Stop tryin', stop tryin'

You know the time is right to take control,
we gotta take offense against the status quo
No way, not gonna stand for it today, fight for your rights,
it's time we had our say

I say fuck authority
Silent majority
Raised by the system
Now it's time to rise against them
We're sick of your treason
Sick of your lies
Fuck no, we won't listen
We're gonna open your eyes
Frustration, domination, feel the rage of a new generation,
we're livin', we're dyin', we take the time and will endless try and destroy,
enjoy, you fight the world, become a new toy, dominate, eliminate,
do you fell the rise, rise of hate?

Fuck authority
Silent majority
Raised by the system
Now it's time to rise against them
We're sick of your treason
Sick of your lies
Fuck no, we won't listen
We're gonna open your eyes
Frustration, domination, feel the rage of a new generation,
we're livin', we're dyin' and we're never gonna stop, stop tryin'
Stop tryin'
Stop tryin', stop tryin'


5. Something Wrong With Me

I'd like to encourage you to believe the tings I do,
fact is something's wrong inside of me
At times I find it hard to see what I really wanna be,
that's when something snaps inside of me
I was once just like you born without a fuckin' clue and now I live my life
to be free
Live your life, Jesus Christ, trouble in your paradise,
mom and dad, they're not too proud of me
They're not too proud of me, they're not too proud of me
I'm never gonna be, it's so plain to see you are not like me

Look at what you've done to me, a product of society,
confusion on your face is plain to see
I can't stand your attitude, think I'm lost, think I'm rude,
your opinion's invalid to me
You don't like my tatoos, how does this dishonor you,
don't you know what's inside of me?
Sick and tired of all the lies, when will you realize I'm proud just being me?

They're not too proud of me, they're not too proud of me
I'm never gonna be, it's so plain to see you are not like me

Yeah yeah, I can't believe, hopeless indecision's got a hold on me,
yeah yeah, it's plain to see I'm a product of society,
there's something wrong with me
There's something wrong with me
Never gonna be who you wanna be, you are not like me

They're not too proud of me, they're not too proud of me
I'm never gonna be, it's so plain to see you are not like me

Yeah yeah, I can't believe, hopeless indecision's got a hold on me,
yeah yeah, it's plain to see I'm a product of society,
there's something wrong with me
There's something wrong with me [x2]
Something's wrong with me


6. Enemy

Well, it comes as no surprise,
don't you realize you can't back up deceit with more sad alibis
Because you never are to blame, drivin' you insane cause
when your words are gone the damage still remains
You don't wanna believe that you're human just like me
(By blaming me you gain control)
I'm not the enemy
(You want a scapegoat for your crimes)
You're just like me, me, me
And I'm not the enemy
You're just like me

It seems impossible to me,
a tragic comedy that I'm the villain in your twisted fantasy
But to me it's not a game drivin' me insane,
we're all just victims in your sinister charade

You don't wanna believe that you're human just like me
(By blaming me you gain control)
And I'm not the enemy
(You want a scapegoat for your crimes)
You're just like me, me, me
And I'm not the enemy
You're just like me

You don't wanna believe cause you're human just like
You're human just like me
(By blaming me you gain control)
I'm not the enemy
(You want a scapegoat for your crimes)
You're just like me, me, me
And I'm not the enemy, you're just like me, me, me


7. My God

People on the street they wannna find a god they'll never know,
organized religion pulls the blinds then they pull the wool,
they open up your head, they're fuckin' with your mind,
now you can't see because you're blind
You try to make amends but your heads still spinnin' round,
the church of Jesus Christ said it's time, don't fuck around,
you wanna go to heaven, you see it isn't free, give your money up to me
My god is not the one that you wanna see, your god is a mirage,
a conspiracy, you pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
scared to death so your money you'll be givin', yeah
(Ohoh) [x2]

Holier than thou with your one way morality,
I think your shallow faith isn't based in reality,
you don't like how were live, we're sinful and obscene,
why are you judgin' me?
You're richer than God but you're cryin' out for more,
you're livin' like a king while you steal from the poor,
wanna be forgiven, get on your knees and pray,
send in your cash and be saved

My god is not the one that you wanna see,
your god is a mirage, a conspiracy,
you pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
scared to death so your money you'll be givin',
yeah, better hope you've been chosen to be saved
(Ohoh) [x2]
Cause your empathy only goes so far today
Pay no mind to those in pain if you just want the souls
who are willing to pay
Their way, your god's not for me

My god is not the one that you wanna see,
your god is a mirage, a conspiracy,
you pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
scared to death so your money you'll be givin',
yeah, my god is not the one that you wanna see,
your god is a mirage, a conspiracy,
you pray for forgiveness cause your sinnin',
scared to death so your money you'll be givin',
yeah, stop
(Ohoh) [x4]


8. Twist Of Fate

Feels great when you get the runaround, life you led was full of lies,
too late when you start to look around, all you find is wasted lives,
do you want to obliterate some things you don't understand,
since you want to succumb to fate watch the world slip through your hands
(Ahah)
You get the feelin' that it's never gonna change, doesn't mean a thing
Your life's not gonna end, it'll be OK
Don't say goodbye my friend cause it doesn't mean a thing,
the simple twist of fate, no, it doesn't mean a thing,
you start to get the feelin' that it's never gonna end,
doesn't mean a thing
(Ahah)

You hate when you start to think about things in life that could have been,
too late, it's not gonna turn around,
can't escape the mess you're in,
do you wish there was a way to stop the fickle hand of fate
or do you give in to the urge and kill the very thing you hate?

(Ahah)
You get the feelin' that it's never gonna change, doesn't mean a thing
Your life's not gonna end, it'll be OK
Don't say goodbye my friend cause it doesn't mean a thing,
the simple twist of fate, no, it doesn't mean a thing,
you start to get the feelin' that it's never gonna end,
doesn't mean a thing
(Ahah)

Do you feel alive for the first time, do you feel alive for the first time,
do you feel alive for the first time, do you feel alive, alive?


9. Who's On Your Side

Looking ahead, not far away, someday soon but not today things may get better,
things may get worse depending on who gets there first,
nothing in common, nothing will change,
together we'll go our separate ways,
nothing to stop us from cavin' in,
someone's gotta lose when someone wins,
look at the world you're livin' in
Someday you'll have to pick a side
For the rest of your life who's on your side?
A voice in the dark, a light in the haze,
a flame that burns then fades away,
alone in the night a ship lost at sea,
a state of emergency with no way of knowing what's comin' next,
survival of who fits in best, looking for answers but where to begin,
we all wanna know how this one ends, look at the world you're livin' in
Someday you'll have to pick a side
For the rest of your life who's on your side?
(Look at the world you're livin' in)
Who's on your side?
(Do you know who you wrap again?)
Who's on your side?
(And your tears are justified)
Who's on your side?

This isn't make believe
A faded picture show
As we drown you're slowly lettin' go, look at the world you're livin' in
Someday you'll have to pick a side
For the rest of your life who's on your side?
(Look at the world you're livin' in)
Who's on your side?
(Do you know who you wrap again?)
Who's on your side?
(And your tears are justified)
Who's on your side, who's on your side?


10. It's Up To You

I see things happening, they fall before my eyes,
pretend I'm blind like I could never see the heartache that's not mine,
fills my head, can I just laugh away the sights that tear my soul
and make me sick, no, I could never be so cold to look away and maybe hide,
is it so wrong you wanna make a difference?
Why I'd like to think there's no excuse?
Is it a crime to want things better for yourself?
How you wanna live is up to you, it's up to you

Wish I could be like you, indifferent to it all and life's a joke,
sarcastic, cynical like everything's OK but it just won't work,
in life you have to choose to stay at home and hide or stand up and fight,
if caring's my offense I proudly stand accused so how 'bout you,
is it so wrong you wanna make a difference?
Why I'd like to think there's no excuse?

Is it a crime to want things better for yourself?
How you wanna live is up to you, it's up to you

Is it so wrong you wanna make a difference?
Why I'd like to think there's no excuse?

Is it a crime to want things better for yourself?
How you wanna live is up to you, it's up to you

It's up to you,
it's up to you,
it's up to you,
it's up to you,
it's up to you,
it's up to you


11. Set Me Free

Life is a lesson you can only learn for free and time keeps on slippin'
like a faded memory
And I got the answers starin' right in front of me, time heals my soul
Set me free, set me free, set me free, set me free
I stand about, face my mission, you don't know what you've been missin'

There is a reason for all that comes to be
My troubled life riddled with dark insanities
I need solutions through the pain that surrounds me, time heals my soul

Set me free, set me free, set me free, set me free
I stand about, face my mission, you don't know what you've been missin'

Life is a lesson you can only learn for free and time keeps on slippin'
like a faded memory
And I got the answers starin' right in front of me, time heals my soul

Set me free, set me free, set me free, set me free


12. Divine Intervention

You don't need divine intervention for all the things that you never can face,
you don't need good intentions cause in the end it is all just a waste,
we all need an endless vacation from all the problems the world can provide,
just need reconciliation to repair what is wrong in your live,
I can't face the day, don't wanna try, I wanna waste away till I'm lost,
save me from all the chaos, I'll radiate till I'm gone so wait,
wait, so many things that you'll never break away,
wait, wait, save your answers, there's nothing when you're gone from here
It's only another day wasted that's replayed in the back of your mind,
snapshot, you suffocated among the shadows and little white lies,
you don't need a crude benediction, a pale savior you can sacrifice,
you just need a new definition when you're feelin' alone in the night,
you can't face the day, don't wanna try, I wanna waste away till I'm lost,
save me from all the chaos, I'll radiate till I'm gone so wait, wait,
so many things that you'll never break away,
wait, wait, save your answers, there's nothing when you're gone from here

You don't need divine intervention for all the things that you never can face,
you don't need good intentions cause in the end it is all just a waste,
we all need an endless vacation from all the problems the world can provide,
just need reconciliation to repair what is wrong in your live,
to repair what is wrong in your live, I can't wait,
wait, so many things that you'll never break away,
wait, wait, so many things that you never get a say,
wait, wait, so many things that you'll never break away,
wait, wait, save your answers, there's nothing when you're gone from here
You're gone from here [x3]


13. WTO

I just can't understand and I don't know how anyone can
cause with every passin' day it gets worse in every way,
it's time that we make a stand, it's time that we make a stand
Sit here and wonder why how many more people gotta die
before we're gonna learn how many got to burn until we all realize, until we all realize
See it everyday, it never goes away, never slowing,
always growing, never going away
This is the day, you'll see our way, we've had enough,
some things are gonna change, the future's bright, people unite,
better believe you're in for a fight

Behind smiles and pageantry lies a vile and sadistic history,
insidious design, deceitful and sublime, feeding on misery, feeding on misery

See it everyday, it never goes away, never slowing,
always growing, never going away
This is the day, you'll see our way, we've had enough,
some things are gonna change, the future's bright,
people unite, better believe you're in for a fight

The world's got a bad disease and I think I got a fucking remedy,
molotov cocktail, freedom will prevail, a new world society
We're not gonna be ignored, believe us this means war,
something you can trust, you shouldn't fuck with us,
not gonna take it anymore, we're not gonna take it anymore

See it everyday, it never goes away, never slowing,
always growing, never going away
This is the day, you'll see our way, we've had enough,
some things are gonna change, the future's bright,
people unite, better believe you're in for a fight,
this is the day, you'll see our way, we've had enough,
some things are gonna change, the future's bright,
people unite, look out, you're in for a fight


14. Anyone Listening

Far below beneath a burning hot sun, our civility's waking up,
hate your neighbor cause he's not your kind, fell out of favor,
now he's out of luck, get in your car, fuel up and get a job,
you got no worries, you don't care that much,
pass the beggars as they lie out on the street,
just look away and roll your windows up, you don't have to worry,
he's not one of us, yeah, is there anyone listening to this beautiful tragedy,
is there anyone watching this wonderful nightmare,
don't care much, you'd rather kill
Check out Johnny as he plays out in the street, keeps to himself,
he doesn't say too much, can't get along with the kids in school,
likes to make bombs and blow things up,
his mom and dad think everything's fine,
they got no worries, they don't care that much,
all that tension bottled up inside, one day soon now he's gonna erupt,
you don't have to worry, he's not one of us, yeah,
is there anyone listening to this beautiful tragedy,
is there anyone watching this wonderful nightmare,
don't care much, you'd rather kill

And I settled it, it was close as one inch and I saw everything,
all men is good and all men is evil, hope to forget the chime,
I laid back for generous efforts,
good will and bold evil to lurch back in time,
then can reality settle it all forever now,
I saw the rebellion challenge it,
it was something wrong and then I marched towards the authority
and I say it never exists in here,
is there anyone listening to this beautiful tragedy,
is there anyone watching this wonderful nightmare,
is there anyone listening to this beautiful tragedy,
is there anyone watching this wonderful nightmare,
don't care much, you'd rather kill