Divided and Conquered

DIVIDED and CONQUERED (lyrics below)

Born in Chicago, raised in DC
No silver spoon, just my grandma and me
In that one-room apartment she kept me on track
Got me to college and said don’t look back
But they came to me one night and told me she’d died
All alone in that room where she’d helped me survive
And I sobbed like a child from the guilt in my bones
Divided and conquered I fell all alone

Yes, divided and conquered we fall one by one
No one to help us when we come undone
Nobody there who can throw us a line
Divided and conquered we lose every time

Well, they sold me on freedom and I bought their lies
We massed in the desert, blood lust in our eyes
We would kill for our country and die for their king
Holders of Truth, we would kill ‘til we win
But their ‘bad guys’ were human, with children and dreams
And the nightmares still haunt me, the gunfire and screams
When the lies were exposed I was already home
Divided and conquered I fell all alone

Yes, divided and conquered we fall one by one
No one to help us when we come undone
Nobody there who can throw us a line
Divided and conquered we lose every time

I worked like a mad man, spent like a fool
Bowed to the boss man, obeyed every rule
Kept my mind on the job and my thoughts to myself
Just turned away when they fired someone else
So they upsized my workload and downsized my pay
Forty years in, took my pension away
There was nobody left when they came for my home
Divided and conquered I fell all alone

Yes, divided and conquered we fall one by one
No one to help us when we come undone
Nobody there who can throw us a line
Divided and conquered we lose every time

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