from A Double Life by The Nowhere Man

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I wrote this after seeing one too many bombed-out Gedächtniskirchen (memorial churches).


I don't know which is worse –
The way it ended, or the way it began

I know the whole thing was cursed
But why would you go and make it worse?
An eye for and eye leaves everyone blind
What more reason do you need to find?

The greatest evil of the world
Need not be fought by equal means
Nothing can justify the crime
Of killing innocent souls

If you go to the homeland
You can see they will not forget
It would be impossible
When you're reminded everywhere
If you look at old pictures
You will see it was all different
And the reason's not just progress
It's because we destroyed it all
If you're counting atrocities
Don't forget the firebombs and nukes
Dropped on palaces and factories
And homes still with people inside


from A Double Life, released May 16, 2011




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