Eastern Promise

People always trying to get the best of me.

Plotting their attacks with words and artillery.

Soldiers marching up and down the streets at night.

Makes my children sleep with one open eye. 

Politicians speak and try to create a peace.

What does a man do who does not know relief?

Angels shaking hands with devils in disguise.

Where is the truth in a desert full of lies?



Why can't we see?

Nothing is free...

There's no such thing

as a vic-tor-y!


Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!


Generals and tanks, they come to take my land.

Claiming that one day I'll come to understand.

Everything I own now are embers on the ground.

Memories are ashes floating all around.

Children are born with hatred in their eyes.

Walking cautiously on the edge of a knife.

Only see the past since their future is blind.

Maybe one day they'll leave this all behind.




Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! 

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!


Darkness fills the sky and moon is turning red.

Shaking is the ground and pounding is my head.

A trumpet in the distance breaks the quiet dawn.

Freedom has come and our voices fill with song.

Hope is a food that helps to feed the mind.

Smooths out the heart if one is so inclined.

Judgments will come and change wrong to right.

Dancing all our troubles away into the night.




Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! 

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!