Are These Our Lives? Lyrics - Trial

Trial Are These Our Lives? cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999-8-3
Genre: Rock
Style: Hardcore/Punk/Conscious
length: 3:43
under the ruins of a paradise never to be known
crushed beneath the feet of gods who reap what we have sown
as the industrial neo-fascists slash and burn through flesh
endorse the individual and sacrifice the rest

I want the truth to be told
that we are more than the sum of what we're sold
social darwinist manipulation
multilateral agreement for the devastation of all but the hegemon
while we as one are sacrificed on the altar...

in the age of the refugee
this era of death for profit
ideas alone will minimize the fringe
organization can enhance empowerment
against forced abortions sterilizations clitoridectomy aberrations
oil addiction inculcation while alternatives face negation
by those who anesthetize the mind and invest in broken lives
disorganize overpower exploit and stratify

the distorted promise of a free exchange haunts us through the debts we pay
to the alliances who turn me against all those around me and against myself
generation after generation enduring apocalyptic visions
in individual private hells with bodies weak and minds distorted with nothing left to sell
while the masters of the new feudal age drink to satisfy an unquenchable thirst
gulping our blood and our sweat and spit back lies

are these our lives?

Thanks to razvan

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CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Reflections
  • 3 War by Other Means
  • 4 One Step Away
  • 5 In the Balance
  • 6 When There's Nothing Left to Lose
  • 7 Interlude
  • 8 Unrestrained
  • 9 Legacy
  • 10 An Awakening
  • 11 Are These Our Lives?
  • 12 Saints and Sinners
  • 13 Seems Serene