Puritan Seeds

a thousand years of darkness fell upon the human race
supernatural architects with a shadowy face
put the devil in the ground and the watcher in the sky
the eternal paranoia of an over-hanging eye

when they first came to this continent it was foreign to their eyes
so they peopled it with demons that they could recognize
and they killed as many of them as their reason would allow
they say it’s all over but I think about it now

fear is such a powerful thing, you can make almost anyone do anything

there’s a ghost in the heartland beating on a little tin drum
to resurrect the Inquisition when the time comes
and in the corridors of power where the politicians play
there’s invisible fingers in the modelling clay
see the strange man calling for the righteous to rise
see the armies of a god with blood in his eyes

a doctor to the clinic on his way to face the day
passed the lines of danger where they kneel to pray
and no one saw the gunman ready to attack
until the angel of no mercy shot the doctor in the back

fear is such a powerful thing, you can make almost anyone do anything

I demand a better future, much more beautiful by far
with nothing in between us and the nature that we are
tear away this skin of shame that ties us to the rack
I demand a better future and I will never go back

love is such a powerful thing, you can make almost anyone do anything