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Ballad of the Quiet Citizen

VanWyck- Ballad of the Quiet Citizen

Lyrics

"Ballad of the Quiet Citizen"

I did not blow up any buildings
I did not wage no phony wars
I did not ask for admiration
or drew attention to my words

I was humble, I was easy
I was quiet, I was kind
I looked out for my neighbours
In the deadest of the night

And you think you can ignore me
or freeze me up in fear
But I stand with the many
And our whispers will begin
to fill up your voids
and to rise over your walls

one by one we will join
our hands across your borders
two by two we will choose
to stand up for each other
your hate it shouts
but love speaks louder still

I turned the other cheek
I payed my income tax
I took care of those in need
and tried to give them hope again

I built your cars, laid down your streets
I cooked your meals and cleaned
Your restaurants, your trains and planes
and I taught your kids to read

And you think you can deride me
and take away my pride
But I stand with the many
and our whispers will collide
to fill up your voids
and to rise over your walls

One by one we will join
our hands across your borders
two by two we will choose
to stand up for each other
your hate it shouts
but love speaks louder still