But a Whimper

by Ramallah

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released November 26, 2002

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Track Name: Ramallah
The clock is ticking
On these terrible time
And human blood is flowing
Daily like water
The blood it never dries
How longs a man
To turn the other cheek
Before he rises
And returns the slaughter?
Rises and spits in your eye
Where do you run to?
When it's all that you know?
How do you turn your back
On your world?
We laughed and quipped
About a revolution
Now it's coming
At the point of a gun
And a suicide bomb...
This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end
Looks like the party's over
This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend
This is the end
Unless we change the whole world
Now what we gonna do?
You do to me and I do to you
That's how it's gonna end
With a whimper, no!
Track Name: Sleep
As we plunge down
A dead end path of humanity
So they suffer
These are the days
In which blood is cheap
And it's the price of continued sleep
Don't trust, Don't believe
Those up top will gladly
Forfeit you and me
It's right in front of you
It's right in front of me
How many have to die
Before we see?
It's right in front of you
It's right in front of me
The writing's on the wall
But we're too blind to see
The truth's in front of you
The truth's in front of me
The blood is on the wall but we prefer to sleep
As we plunge down the dead end path
Of inhumanity so will we suffer
Is coming back at you it's coming back at me
But you'll just close your eyes
And let it bleed...
Just take a look at the papers
Your leaders
They're killers
They're liars
What they do in your
Name to make the bodies pile higher
The murders, the terror
They've done it forever
As we sit back and smile
At the script they sell us
(but now) the victims, they're rising
Their number's multiplying
They want their revenge for the years
That they've been dying
So now they come for me
So now they come for you
We didn't hear
And now there's nothing we can do...
Track Name: Al-Shifa
August 20 1998
Tens of thousands
Are condemned to die
While we danced and drank fine wine
They were screaming to an empty sky
Why?
Kill my mother, kill my father
What am I (left) to do
...but kill your mother, kill your father
God make my aim true...
Is anybody even listening?
Does anybody even care?
Why?
Cause the beat just goes on and on
And the terror never ends
Is anybody listening?
(can you hear the screaming?)
Does anybody care?
(can you hear the screaming?)
Is anybody listening
To the sounds of the innocent
Suffering, suffering, silently
Why?
Track Name: Who Am I?
Not made for these times
This is the end my friend
I wasn't made for these times
(and) I want to fly away
To a simpler time
To a better day
Who am I to believe in?
Who are you to believe in me?
(I'm just) a junkie, a drunkard
A bastard, a monster
Hiding from my sins
A broken prophet
From a dead end street
But we live in such terrible times
I gotta speak my mind
'cause inhumanity is all I see
It's right in front of you
It's right in front of me
I testify 'cause I'm damned if I lie but...
Who I to believe in?
Who are you to believe in me?
I wasn't made for these times
And sometimes I'd like to
Tear out my eyes
And be blind
To this world that I see
Track Name: Beauty
Someday never comes
Someday
Someday never comes for me
Track Name: If I Die
Here I'm bleeding as I'm drinking and I'm thinking that I'm sinking to a brand new hell that is worse than the hell that I knew before and all I want is more.
Yeah, it could kill me but I'd eagerly die for one more...

Ha! And if I die today,
What have I really had to say?
Will I be saved?

There's so much more to say.
Oh God please
I need a little more time then I can fade

Do you want to know why I do dope?
I'm interested in why you don't, when our whole world is children drenched in their parents own blood.

And if I die today what will I leave behind?
Will I be saved?
And as I fade away I leave behind the pain and the hate and the lies of this place behind...
Track Name: What Difference Does It Make?
All men have secrets and here is mine
So let it be known
we have been through hell and high tide
I think I can rely on you
And yet you start to recoil
Heavy words are so lightly thrown
But I'd still leap in front of a flying bullet for you

So, what difference does it make?
So, what difference does it make?
It makes none
But now you have gone
And you must be looking very old tonight

The devil will find work for idle hands to do
I stole and I lied, and why?
just Because you asked me to!
But now you make me feel so ashamed
Because I've only got two hands
Well, I'm still fond of you, oh-ho-oh

So, what difference does it make?
Oh, what difference does it make?
Oh, it makes none
But now you have gone
And your prejudice won't keep you warm tonight

Oh, the devil will find work for idle hands to do
I stole and I lied, and why?
Just because you asked me to
But now you know the truth about me
You won't see me anymore
Well, I'm still fond of you, oh-ho-oh

But no more apologies
No more, but no more apologies
I'm too tired
I'm so sick and tired
And I'm feeling very sick and ill today
But I'm still fond of you, oh-ho-oh
Track Name: True Crime
Daddy please
Stay away from me
Daddy please
I'm just your little girl
Daddy please
Do you see what you're doing to me?
Do you see what you've done
To my world?
Father
Father stay away from me
Father
Father I'm just a little boy
Father
Do you see what you're doing to me?
Do you see what you've done
To my world?
Not just my body
But you took my soul
I can always hide in a bottle
Once an open heart
Now I have a black hole
Now they want to call me a monster
I never heard a child
Pray to be a monster
I never heard a child
Pray to be a beast
I never heard a child
Pray to be a criminal
But here we are once again
My friend but here we are...