Smoke and Sand

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Fuck.

Smoke and sand in my eyes
All I see, hypocrisy and lies
Structures built, on grounds of deceit
Equality, for only the elite.

I felt the sand scrape my flesh,
As the wind blew West,
Strong enough to turn my face,
To what seemed like a better place

Still I walk on bloodstained sands
Amidst the heretic, and working man
Where fragments and shards suffice as dreams,
Where the call of the prayer drowns the screams.

The fumes of change,
Swirl with these timeless grains.
Caught in the smoke and sand,
This is where I stand.

But who are you, to say what's right?
And who am I to incite?
Who am I to judge at all,
When you're the one standing tall?

Does the devil really possess?
Is that warrant for arrest?
Is this how peace manifests?
Or intolerance at its best?

But only I,
Can deny.
No matter what I say,
They'll always see you this way.

The savage beauty,
The mindless beast.
The land of fools,
The wisdom of the east...

You think you're so much better but, you're just the same.
The captor, savior, and scholar of the untamed.
The righteous, holy, imperial crusade.
The fucking master, of the fucking slave.

The hourglass that seals,
The waste of rust and steel.
Caught in the smoke and sand,
No I don't know where I stand.

So who am I?
Where are my ties?
I don't belong here;
I don't belong, anywhere.

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from Eyes To The Sun, released August 21, 2014

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