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​The Persistence Of Vermin

This song is by The Order Of The Fly and appears on the single The Persistence of Vermin (2011).

Deep within the sewers in rivers of toxic waste,
Relegated to the darkness, we wait and wait and wait.
You've treated us like vermin, so vermin we've become,
Mutating in the blackness, kept hidden from the sun.

Look what you've created, vectors of viruses and plagues.
We've been watching from the shadows, tracking every move you've made,
So all you fascist thought-police and you banking overlords,
We're gonna to overrun the streets with our pestilential hordes.

You cannot hope to save yourself this time.
We are the insects writhing just beneath the system's skin.
No matter what it takes, we'll work our way inside.
We'll drag you down with the persistence of vermin.

Corporate cops in jackboots keep bashing in our brains,
While central intelligence tries to give us crack and AIDS,
But crush us all you want; for like rats, roaches, and flies,
We'll be replaced by thousands for each and every one of us that dies.

You cannot hope to save yourself this time.
We are the insects writhing just beneath the system's skin.
No matter what it takes, we'll work our way inside.
We'll drag you down with the persistence of vermin.

You cannot hope to save yourself this time.
We are the insects writhing just beneath the system's skin.
No matter what it takes, we'll work our way inside.
We'll drag you down with the persistence of vermin.

There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers,
And nothing can stop us.

There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers,
And nothing can stop us.

There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers,
And nothing can stop us now.

There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers.
There's strength in numbers,
And nothing can stop us.

You cannot hope to save yourself this time.
We are the insects writhing just beneath the system's skin.
No matter what it takes, we'll work our way inside.
We'll drag you down with the persistence of vermin.

You cannot hope to save yourself this time.
We are the insects writhing just beneath the system's skin.
No matter what it takes, we'll work our way inside.
We'll drag you down with the persistence of vermin.

We are the rat.
We are the insect.
We are the cockroach.
We are a plague of flies.

We are the rat.
We are the insect.
We are the cockroach.
We are a plague of flies.

We are the rat.
We are the insect.
We are the cockroach.
We are a plague of flies.

We are the rat.
We are the insect.
We are the cockroach.
We are a plague of flies.