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Prayer of the Refugee
by Rise Against

Warm yourself by the fire, son
And the morning will come soon
I'll tell you stories of a better time
In a place that we once knew

Before we packed our bags
And left all this behind us in the dust
We had a place that we could call home
And a life no one could touch

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

We are the angry and the desperate
The hungry, and the cold
We're the ones who kept quiet
And always did what we were told

But we've been sweating while you slept so calm
In the safety of your home
We've been pulling out the nails that hold up
Everything you've known

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

So open your eyes, child
Let's be on our way
Broken windows and ashes
Are guiding the way

Keep quiet no longer
We'll sing through the day
Of the lives that we've lost
And the lives we've reclaimed

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

Don't hold me up
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't hold me up
(I don't need your help)
No! No! No!
Don't hold me up!
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't hold me up!
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't let me down, down, down, down, down!

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BRANDON BARNES, CHRISTOPHER CHASSE, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH

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mastervule

Song lyrics: We often forget that all products we own come from somewhere and are made by someone who is often underpaid or too young to work properly. Our current wellbeing and consumerism is only there cause of blood and sweat exploited people in poor countries

Youtube comments: "Lol long cable"

House OfFLYs

May I recommend Oliver Twist, hook it sad you don’t know the lost boys the feather men. How much suffering is in USA and what they’ve been doing to people here forever. Basically the worst parts of ww2 only we were doing it before and never stopped doing it.

Azriel Dawson

@imabirdhaww Greed is not inherent, essentialism is defunct bullshit, Karl Marx advocated class warfare...that is a good thing. Capitalism and socialism are both not entirely voluntary, this is nonsense ideological drivel, you work or you die in any system or world unless your family/friends carry that burden or a state provides welfare. Marx advocated that guns would not be taken from the proletariat and the state is not able to infringe on this, if they do, we will/should kill them. And this argument about infinite resources is something that can conversely be applied to capitalism with the commodity form, you cannot perpetuate infinite profit, the principle is treated as a superlative posteriori from nearsightedness. There is no proof of evolved greed from some genetic disposition, it is ludicrous to assume that humanity moves in any strides due to our genes rather than complex construction from our social conditions which converses with epigenetics...which is to say we as biological organisms form our personality from modifications of gene expression instead of genetic code. Not even Darwinism was this cut and dry in genetic evolutionary determinism, even though he is ironically utilized as the base for most essentialist claims.

imabirdhaww

@Azriel Dawson marx was an idiot who denied the reality that his system also created class warfare. Humans will always be greedy. Capitalism sets greed against greed, while "utopic" views give people of government strict power to exploit, rather than people to exploit anyone willing to be exploited. capitalism is as voluntary a system as it goes, while all those other communist/socialist views are FORCED, with guns, from government. The only system better than capitalism will only exist if unlimited resources become reality, and humans give up their genetically evolved greed.


until then be grateful you are one of the ones with internet.

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thats what lefties like..communism where little childeren work 12 hours a day

Константин Тисов

Because really no one cares about poore countries :)

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Izuku Midoriya

"YOU WONT LET ME DOWN DOWN" aggressively zooms on bananas

Ross Lytle

Very funny kiddo, but it'll be tough to be a real hero in this world without the knowledge of what a banana republic is (the real term, not the clothing brand) and that people who think of themselves as good-guys have a bad habit of "making" them ...
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Also here, eat this hair.

Goku Black

United fruit company

khurram khan

i mean... bananas are radioactive so....

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