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​Cease

This song is by Bad Religion and appears on the album The Gray Race (1996).

Blacktop pavement cover me
Like a chemical reaction or a steamroller spreading randomly
There's a distant buzz and low frequency, it tickles my ear, rumbles under my feet
And it shakes the leaves off of every tree violently

What pretension, everlasting peace
Everything must cease

Institution on the hill
Like a beacon in the mind of an ancestor to ignite a peoples' will
There's a shadowed state on the west facade, it has spread like decay to enshroud the fraud
And the descendants find it oh so odd, oh so odd

What pretension, everlasting peace
Everything must cease

Grave memorial, hewn white stone
Like the comforting caress of a mother or a friend you've always known
It evokes such pain and significance, what was once is reduced to remembrance
And the generations pass without recompense

What pretension, everlasting peace
Everything must cease