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Another Day In Paradise

This song is by Public Access and appears on the EP Please Throw Money (2003) and on the EP Fleeced (2005).

I never had it tough, disconnected from the world outside
Until I took a look around, realized people are dying
Now I feel all this hatred and I see what it breeds:
A moral system based on violence, intolerance and greed.
No, don't back away, let your voice be heard
Learn how we butcher one another the way we butcher the herd.
But still blame our televisions, are we "desensitized"
Or just so afraid of what we'll see we can't open our eyes?

Shotgun bang another dead body in the street
The beginning hopeful, the ending bittersweet.
Another lesson in hypocrisy, but tell me what have you learned?
His friends are crying, a family yearns
For something more than the condolences that they'll receive.
"It's another bad batch, another mistake." Who'd believe
We'd fall so far and end up this way.
Living for tomorrow but we're dying today.

Another day in Paradise
With nothing to show.
Life's too short
By now you'd think we'd know.

Shotgun bang, race riots down in the street
A baby's gone, a mother's on her feet.
He was a father, a husband, and friend and a son.
Lived by the knife. Died by the gun.
Hate drove him crazy, distrust made him mad.
Every day prayed for the best, hope's all he ever had.
Surrounded by people, still no one heard him scream.
And this vision of peace becomes one more shattered dream.

Another day in Paradise
With nothing to show.
Life's too short
By now you'd think we'd know.

What have we learned?

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