Makeshift World

It's a nightmare how we live
But it's the nightmares we give
And our eyes closed tight
See only wrong in our right
Our trails of our lives
Are nothing but lies
Our want and need
Underly our greed
And our world is a riddle
Unsolved and lost, little by little

In our makeshift world
No-one gets a break
In our makeshift world
You grab what you can take
In our makeshift world
You let them eat cake
In our makeshift world
You accept what you forsake

Are our lives like a flame?
Great until comes the rain
All our happiness is dead
And we sleep in Death's bed
A time when crime seems right
Days when it pays to fight
An age where rage is fate
Stand and disband the hate

Written December, 1998