Paulh1237: I wrote the music to this and though the verse was super nu-metal, and I saw that @gslade was looking for beats and thought I'd pass it his way. Did. Not. Let. Me. Down.
..then he asked me to try and stick a hook down, and I may have let him down a little!
[I straddle the space between reason and rhyme,
perched on a saddle-back looking in two directions in time]
The truth won’t set you free, it’ll set you back,
Leave you open for attack, from anyone that interacts, that’s a fact
Judging from the past where no one can last,
Put you through the public tasks Where attacks can amass,
No time like the present to go back in time,
To be petty, pull out machetes and re-scrutinze,
Take another look back at you with these brand new eyes,
And they won’t give it up until they can convict you of new crimes,
You've only 8 seconds; the perceptual present.
If they say they woke, that’s a joke, especially these old folks,
Say they do, but they don’t, Say they will, but they won’t,
Spew the lies, catch the votes, blur the lines, kill the hope,
Presidents to the popes, down here they all float,
It’s a rigged game with fake rules, made up fake news,
On the real they hate you, and they glad they ain’t you,
Burdens gonna break you, right before they take you,
Think it’s just a flesh wound, ‘til you’re in a fresh tomb