Laid To Waste

We are the generation
Doing that which must be done
But with no thanks to you;
We gotta do this on our own

It is we who bear the burden
Of the choices that you made
You weighed us down with crosses
That we’ll carry to the grave

‘Cause while you were busy dreaming
Holding on to yesterday
You forgot about tomorrow
And the price we’d have to pay

We are the generation
Doing that which must be done
But with no thanks to you;
We gotta do this on our own

You never cared for moderation
All you ever did was take
You plundered and you slaughtered
Leaving nothing in your wake

Now we’re looking at the pictures
Of all the things we can’t replace
While we’re standing in the ashes
Of a world you laid to waste

We are the generation
Doing that which must be done
But with no thanks to you;
We gotta do this on our own

Did you really think that it would last forever
That in the end no-one would have to suffer
Did you really think the world
Could always cater to your greed
Did you ever stop to think
About this planet and its needs

‘Cause now all we have are memories
Of all the things we couldn’t save
While we’re standing in the ashes
Of a world you laid to waste

We are the generation
Doing that which must be done
But with no thanks to you;
We gonna do this on our own

[To those generations who successfully screwed this world for the rest of us, without having to suffer the consequences themselves]


The music for this song can be viewed and listened to on Noteflight.

Details of my other completed songs can be found here.

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