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The Persistence of Vermin

from The Persistence of Vermin by The Order of the Fly

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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 going to overrun the streets
With our pestilential hordes!

You cannot hope to save yourself this time
We are the insects
Writhing just beneath the systems 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
Keeps trying to give us crack and AIDS
But crush us all you want
For like rats, roaches and flies
We'll be replaced with thousands
For each and every one of us that dies!
(we are the rat... we are the insect...
we are the cockroach... we are the plague of flies)


from The Persistence of Vermin, released March 27, 2011


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