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Sheepdogs

SHEEPDOGS (J Neo Marvin)

On a mission from the gods of self-deception
Charting out bold directions
Mad visions and happy predictions

On a map, great men redraw the borders
More to their satisfaction
Transform their words to action

And they say: “We create reality!
What we declare will be
We are the masters and we make the decrees
For the good of all…and that means us.”

O new world, o glorious will to power
O beautiful prosperous future
Consuming cannon fodder

We hear and see mysteries that terrify us
Shaken up, we stand united
Our strings are yanked and our pride is rising

And they say: “We create reality!
What we declare will be
We are the masters and we make the decrees
And move the pawns…and that means you.”
(You and me)

And we live at the effect
Of someone else’s declarations
We live at the effect
Of someone else’s daily affirmations
Until we stop

© 2009 J Neo Marvin, BMI