until it happens to you lyrics – anti-flag

you walk past an activist, who is talking on the street
about political prisoners, locked up in your own home state
and you think for just a minute, you think for just a second
then you say, “that can’t be true!
’cause i live in the land of freedom where no one gets a screw!”

you turn your face, you turn your back
you say, “that can’t be true!”
you stay safe lost in your prefab world
’cause you’re sure it won’t happen to you
you’re sure it won’t happen to you
just wait till it happens to you!

you heard it everyday, since the first day of your life
but you never stopped to think, what you heard was full of lies
you can’t question for a minute, can’t question for a second
’cause you’re nothing but a tool
who’s blueprints are tailored and fashioned
each night by the evening news

you turn your face, you turn your back
you say, “that can’t be true!”
you stay safe lost in your prefab world
’cause you’re sure it won’t happen to you
you’re sure it won’t happen to you
just wait till it happens to you!

you could stand on the street, talk ’til you’re blue in the face
and they would not make you stop ’cause you have no power base
but if dan rather got on the evening news
and said, “it? s time for revolution!”
the f.b.i. would f*ck him up so bad
he? d wish he wasn’t living!

they call it america, ‘land of the free, home of the brave’
and they call it america, ‘land of the free, home of the brave’
yeah, they call it america, ‘land of the free, home of the brave’
more to the truth it’s a murderer, it’s the land of the enslaved!
enslaved, enslaved, enslaved, enslaved, enslaved

you turn your face, you turn your back
you say, “that can’t be true!”
you stay safe lost in your prefab world
’cause you’re sure it won’t happen to you
you’re sure it won’t happen to you
you? re sure it won? t happen to
sure it won? t happen
sure it won? t happen to you!

/ anti flag lyrics