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  1. Were You There

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Were you there when this contagion
Raged across the land
Unleashing a delirium
None could understand
Though so called experts told us
We’d been dealt a bitter hand
There were a few who knew
That this holocaust was planned

Was it sickness of the body
It was nothing of the kind
In truth this evil ailment
Was a virus of the mind
It drove us mad with fear
It made us dumb and blind
It ripped away compassion
Just as it was designed

Were you there
Were you there
Did you reach out to your brother
Did you dare
Did you care enough to see
Beyond your anger and despair
Were you there
Were you there
Were you there
Were you there

Were you there when the shadows
Grew ominous and long
When the masses huddled silent
As the despot’s arm grew strong
When the tyrants ruled the night
And we longed to see the dawn
Do you recall those days of darkness
When it seemed all hope was gone

Did you stand among the brave
Those with courage to arise
Did you march with the heroes
Did you join their rally cries
Did you summon up the backbone
Or surrender to the lies
Wait for someone else to stand up
Yeah that’s how freedom dies

Were you there
Were you there
Were you waiting
With your finger in the air
Did you march with us to battle
Or stay in your easy chair
Were you there
Were you there
Were you there
Were you there

Were you there among the lonely
Downtrodden and forlorn
Were you there the day it happened
When the temple veil was torn
Did you hear Gabriel’s trumpet
Did you witness the new morn
We threw off the tyrant’s yoke
The day mankind was reborn

And when our children’s children
Turn their faces to the skies
Maybe living in a world
That we would not recognize
Will they raise up their voices
When they see the sun arise
Will the fiery light of freedom
Still be burning in their eyes

Were you there
Were you there
Did you feel the revolution
In the air
Were you standing there beside us
Fighting those who would divide us
Were you there
Were you there
Were you there
I’ll be there