Smoke Ring Days



Behind the Mask (Extended Jam)

R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP


Behind the Mask

We're living in darkness, afraid of the light
We're left in the shadows, unsure of what's right
We've fallen on hard times, so soft are our pleas
Unable to stand up, we're down on our knees

And all that we stood for, for all it was good for
'S worn down
'Fore one single season, with no rhyme or reason
'S torn down

Our children are dying, their families have fled
The government's lying 'bout what lies ahead
In vain we now cling to the things from our past
The very same ways we once prayed wouldn't last

And all of our hopes have now vanished like smoke
From the ground
Seems all of our dreams were just part of the scheme
You lay down

You say you will save us and help us to rise
Then call us unclean when we're seen through your eyes
Your moves are transparent, yet darker than mud
It's all too apparent you'll barter with blood

You take what you must and then bust, leaving us
To the task
To figure it out, without doubt, just who's
Behind the mask