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lyrics

Cyndi said, "anyone listening to God
ain’t hearing hate," but they still carry on
with prejudiced law and inhumane lies
“nourishing” souls with burger-and-fry homilies
just can’t let people be …

all of this fighting and all of this fear
in the hearts of a people united by sheer isolation
all of this fighting and all of this fear
in the hearts of a people united by indoctrination

I want this to stop
I want love to win
I mean it, I want this to stop
I want love to win

a big box of emptiness, circuits, and tubes
is a flat-panel god on our walls now
telling us sit and stand tall in our apathy
rise to no challenges, build no more bridges
and love nothing more of ourselves than our damages
burn out or blend in, the choice is yours …
but no choice stops war

and bacon tastes like death but still we eat it
I guess we want to taste the way out on the way in
born to trump the mundane
as bodies wither and wane
transcend … transcend …
refrain …

I want this to stop
I want love to win
I want this to stop
I want love to win

I want what we feel to matter
I want what we feel to matter
I want peace right now
I want peace right now

I don’t want to wait for it,
wish for it, pray for it
cry for it, fight for it,
bleed for it, die for it …

credits

from LOVE . HUMANITY . METAMORPHOSIS ♥ ☆ ∞, released September 20, 2011
Words and music by Melissa Axel

MELISSA AXEL vocals, piano
KAILIN YONG string arrangement, violin
TOM HAGERMAN violin
MACKENZIE GAULT viola
BETH ROSBACH cello
MIKE FITZMAURICE double bass
CURTIS BROOME orchestral percussion
AYO AWOSIKA harmony vocals

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Justin Peacock
Strings conducted by Justin Peacock
and engineered by Michael C. Morgan
Recorded at The Hook Factory and Macy Sound Studios
Mastered at JP Masters by Dave Locke
Painting by Laurie Maves ART

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