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We're Breaking a Structure of Bones

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Countries do not die when at their peak, they merely decrease
They lose their lease because they're not subject to gravity
Unlike you and me, fantasy rises in ether, forever
It's morning in America
When your neurons die, they say goodbye
And leave no forward address
They leave a mess, you heave a sigh
It's still a goodbye, got that, then let it go
It's all for--it's all for show--you didn't know? You didn't know?

The clock, it ticks too much, upon the hutch
It mocks the facts and the flux, just a hunch
The latest bunch will feel the crunch
It's afternoon in America
When a comedy turns tragedy it's a contract that's breached
Who do you sue, what can you do, who can you reach
When you just have to leave, but cannot grieve, no time left to cry
It's still a goodbye, got that, then let it go
It's all for--it's all for show--you didn't know? You didn't know?

(chorus)
the nation is run by the madmen
the prisons are full of the stoned
the rivers are running, the profits are stunning
we're breaking a structure of bones, boys
we're breaking a structure of bones
we bury the light and then wonder
should we shake all our hands or just plunder
by Jove and by crikey, unless you are psychey
I suppose--nobody knows, boys
I suppose that nobody knows
we're breaking a structure of bones, boys
we're breaking a structure of bones

I fear that it is late, cannot debate the finer points of
A life that's turned to strife, they twist the knife
They let it bleed, get on your knees, just as you please, oh!
It's nighttime in America
In that dark of night, you fight the fight
Your master's right, they want your life
They fancy ropes made out of hope, a rope-a-dope
The latest gripe and grope won't help you
It's still a goodbye, got that, then let it go
It's all for--it's all for show--you didn't know? You didn't know?

(repeat chorus)

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