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They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison

Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids,
Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids

I buy my crack,
I smack my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood

Nearly 2 million Americans are incarcerated
In the prison system, prison system,
Prison system of the U.S.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system
(for you and me to live in)

Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich,
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich

I buy my crack,
I smack my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood

The percentage of Americans in the prison system
Prison system, has doubled since 1985

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system.
(for you and me to live in)
For you and I, for you and I , for you and I

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me

All research and successful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased,
And law enforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences,
All research and successful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased,
And law enforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences
Utilizing drugs to pay for secret wars around the world,
Drugs are now your global policy,
Now you police the globe

I buy my crack,
I smack my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood

Drug money is used to rig elections,
And train brutal corporate sponsored
Dictators around the world

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system.
(for you and me to live in)
For you and I, for you and I , for you and I

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me

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I cannot disguise,
All the stomach pains,
And the walking of the canes,
When you, do come out,
And you whisper up to me
In your life of tragedy,
But I cannot grow,
Till you eat the last of me,
Oh when will I be free,
And you, a parasite,
Just find another host,
Just another fool to roast

Cause you,
My tapeworm tells me what to do,
You, my tapeworm tells me where to go,
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey

I cannot deny,
All the evil traits,
And the filling of the crates,
When you, do come out,
And you slither up to me
In your pimpin majesty,
But I cannot grow,
Till you eat the last of me,
Oh when will I be free,
And you, a parasite,
Just find another host,
Just another stool to post

Cause you,
My tapeworm tells me what to do,
You, my tapeworm tells me where to go,
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of me?

I'm just sitting in my room,
With a needle in my hand,
Just waiting for the tomb,
Of some old dying man,
Sitting in my room,
With a needle in my hand,
Just waiting for the tomb,
Of some old dying man?

Cause you,
My tapeworm tells me what to do,
You, my tapeworm tells me where to go,
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass, hey
Hey,hey,hey,hey

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Round, round

Circumventing circuses,
Lamenting in protest,
To visible police,
Presence sponsored fear

Battalions of riot police,
With rubber bullet kisses,
Baton courtesy,
Service with a smile

Beyond the Staples Center you can see America,
With its tired, poor, avenging disgrace,
Peaceful, loving youth against the brutality,
Of plastic existence

Pushing little children,
With their fully automatics,
They like to push the weak around,
Pushing little children,
With their fully automatics,
They like to push the weak around
Round, round

A rush of words,
Pleading to disperse,
Upon your naked walls, alive,
A political call, The fall guy accord,
We can't afford to be neutral on a moving train

Beyond the Staples Center you can see America,
With its tired, poor, avenging disgrace,
Peaceful, loving youth against the brutality,
Of plastic existence
Pushing little children,
With their fully automatics,
They like to push the weak around,
Pushing little children,
With their fully automatics,
They like to push the weak around

Push them around,
A deer dance, invitation to peace,
War staring you in the face, dressed in black
With a helmet, fierce,
Trained and appropriate for the malcontents,
For the disproportioned malcontents,
The little boy smiled, it'll all be well,
The little boy smiled it'll all be well

Pushing little children,
With their fully automatics,
They like to push the weak around,
Pushing little children,
With their fully automatics,
They like to push the weak around
Pushing little children,
With their fully automatics,
They like to push the weak around,
Push the weak around,
Push the weak around,
Push the weak around,
They like to push the weak around

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Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay

My horse, is a shackled old man,
His, his remorse, was that he couldn't survey,
The skies, right before,
Right before they went gray,
My horse and my remorse,
Flying over a great bay

Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay

My, source, is the source of all creation,
Her, discourse, is that we all don't survey
The skies, right before,
Right before they go gray,
My source, and my remorse,
Flying over a great bay

Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Where were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Where were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Where were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay,
Where were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot,
One that smiled when he flew over the bay

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    [Multiply]
Tell the people,
Tell the people that arrive,
Tell the people,
Tell the people that arrive,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
Die

Show your people
Show your people how we died
Show your people
Show your people how we died,
We don't need to nullify,
We don't need to nullify,
We don't need to nullify,
We don't need to nullify
No need to nullify,
No need to nullify,
No need to nullify,
We don't need to nullify
Die

We don't need to,
We don't need to,
We don't need to,
We don't need to.
Ask your people,
Ask your people what is right,
Ask your people,
Ask your people what is right,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
No need to multiply,
No need to multiply,
No need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply

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Rolling suicide (1)

Wake up,
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup),
Grab a brush and put a little,
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the,
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable

You wanted to,
Grab a brush and put a little makeup,
You wanted to,
Hide the scars to fade away the shakeup,
You wanted to,
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table,
You wanted to

I don't think you trust,
In, my, self righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die,
Die

Wake up,
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup),
Grab a brush and put a little,
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the,
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable

You wanted to,
Grab a brush and put a little makeup,
You wanted to,
Hide the scars to fade away the shakeup,
You wanted to,
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table,
You wanted to

I don't think you trust,
In, my, self righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
In my, self righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die
Father, Father, Father, Father, Father
Into your hands,
I commend my spirit,
Father, into your hands

Why have you forsaken me,
In your eyes forsaken me,
In your thoughts forsaken me,
In your heart forsaken, me oh

Trust in my self righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die,
In my self righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die

note :
(1) : On l'entend dès la première seconde en augmentant le volume. Présent que sur la version officielle de Toxicity. "Rolling suicide" devait normalement être le titre de cette chanson, mais il en a été décidé autrement pour d'obscures raisons.

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Jump, Bounce, Down,Up
I went out on a date,
With a girl, a bit late,
She had so many friends,
Gliding through many hands

I brought my pogo stick,
Just to show her a trick,
She had so many friends,
Gliding through many hands

Jump Pogo (X7),
Bounce Pogo (X7),
Down Pogo(X7),
Up Pogo(X7)
Jump, Bounce, Up, Down...
(Pogo X7)

Unannounced twister games,
All players with no names,
They lined up double quick,
But just one pogo stick,
Everyone gets to play,
Runaway, expose, it was so exotic,
But just one pogo stick

Jump Pogo (X7),
Bounce Pogo (X7),
Down Pogo(X7),
Up Pogo(X7)
Jump, Bounce, Up, Down...
(Pogo X7)

Oh, I like to spread you out,
Touching whoever's behind

Jump Pogo (X7),
Bounce Pogo (X7),
Down Pogo(X7),
Up Pogo(X7)
Jump, Bounce, Up, Down...
(Pogo X7)

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Walk with me my little child,
To the forest of denial,
Speak with me my only mind,
Walk with me until the time,
And make the forest turn to wine,
You take the legend for a fall,
You saw the product

Why can't you see that you are my child,
Why don't you know that you are my mind,
Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you,
Take this promise to the end of you

Walk with me my little friend,
Take this promise to the end,
Speak with me my only mind,
Walk with me until the end,
And make the forest turn to sand,
You take the legend for a fall,
You saw the product

Why can't you see that you are my child,
Why don't you know that you are my mind,
Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you,
Take this promise to the end of you

Take this promise for a ride,
You saw the forest, now come inside,
You took the legend for its fall,
You saw the product of it all,
No televisions in the air,
No circumcisions on the chair,
You made the weapons for us all,
Just look at us now

Why can't you see that you are my child,
Why don't you know that you are my mind,
Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you,
Take this promise to the end of you

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Hey you, see me, pictures crazy,
All the world I've seen before me passing by,
I've got, nothing, to gain, to lose,
All the world I've seen before me passing by

You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore,
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore,
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore

Hey you, are me, not so pretty,
All the world I've seen before me passing by,
Silent my voice, I've got no choice
All the world I've seen before me passing by

You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore,
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore,
You don't care about how I feel

I don't feel it anymore
I don't see, anymore,
I don't hear, anymore,
I don't speak, anymore, I don't feel

Hey you, see me, pictures crazy,
All the world I've seen before me passing by,
I've got, nothing, to gain, to lose,
All the world I've seen before me passing by

You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore,
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore,
You don't care about how I feel,
I don't feel it anymore

I don't sleep, anymore,
I don't eat, anymore,
I don't live anymore,
I don't feel

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Making two possibilities a reality,
Predicting the future of things we all know,
Fighting off the diseased programming
Of centuries, centuries, centuries, centuries

Science fails to recognize the single most
Potent element of human existence
Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith

Science has failed our world
Science has failed our Mother Earth
Science fails to recognize the single most
Potent element of human existence
letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith

Science has failed our world
Science has failed our Mother Earth
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things

Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith
Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith

Science has failed our world
Science has failed our Mother Earth
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things,
Spirit-moves-through-all-things

Science has failed our Mother Earth

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Education, fornication, in you are, go,
Education, subjugation, now you're out, go,
Education, fornication, in you are, go,
Don't be late for school again boy

I think me, I want life,
I think me, I want a house and a wife,
I want to shimmy - shimmy - shimmy
through the break of dawn, yeah

Education, fornication, in you are, go,
Education, subjugation, now you're out, go,
Education, fornication, in you are, go,
Don't be late for school again girl

I think me, I want life,
I think me, I want a house and a wife,
I want to shimmy - shimmy - shimmy
through the break of dawn, yeah
I think me, I want life,
I think me, I want a house and a wife,
I want to shimmy - shimmy - shimmy
through the break of dawn, yeah

Indoctrination, of a nation,
Indoctrination of a nation,
Subjugation of damnation,
Subjugation of damna'

Don't be late for school again boy,
Don't be late for school again girl,
Don't be late for school again boy,
Don't be late for school again girl

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    (Version 7.0)
Conversion, software version 7.0,
Looking at life through the eyes of a tire hub,
Eating seeds as a past time activity,
The toxicity of our city, of our city

New, what do you own the world?
How do you own disorder, disorder,
Now, somewhere between the sacred silence,
Sacred silence and sleep,
Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep,
Disorder, disorder, disorder

More wood for their fires, loud neighbors,
Flashlight reveries caught in the headlights of a truck,
Eating seeds as a past time activity,
The toxicity of our city, of our city

New, what do you own the world?
How do you own disorder, disorder,
Now, somewhere between the sacred silence,
Sacred silence and sleep,
Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep,
Disorder, disorder, disorder

New, what do you own the world?
How do you own disorder, disorder,
Now, somewhere between the sacred silence,
Sacred silence and sleep,
Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep,
Disorder, disorder, disorder

When I became the sun,
I shone life into the man's hearts,
When I became the sun,
I shone life into the man's hearts

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Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy,
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy,
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy,
Psycho, groupie, coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Makes you really want to go - stop

Psycho groupie cocaine crazy
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Do you really want to think and stop,
Stop your eyes from flowing,
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy,
Psycho groupie cocaine crazy,
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Makes you really want to go - stop

Psycho groupie cocaine crazy
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Do you really want to think and stop,
Stop your eyes from flowing out

So you want the world to stop,
Stop in and watch your body fully drop,
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy,
So you want to see the show,
You really don't have to be a ho
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy

Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy,
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Makes you really want to go - stop

Psycho groupie cocaine crazy
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Do you really want to think and stop,
Stop your eyes from flowing out

So you want the world to stop,
Rushing to watch your spirit fully drop,
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy,
So you want to see the show,
You really don't have to be a ho
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy

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Life is a waterfall,
We're one in the river,
And one again after the fall

Swimming through the void
We hear the word,
We lost ourselves,
But we find it all

Cause we are the ones that want to play,
Always want to go,
But you never want to stay

And we are the ones that want to chose,
Always want to play,
But you never want to lose

Aerials, in the sky,
When you lose small mind,
You free your life

Life is a waterfall,
We drink from the river,
Then we turn around and put up our walls

Swimming through the void
We hear the word,
We lost ourselves,
But we find it all

Cause we are the ones that want to play,
Always want to go,
But you never want to stay

And we are the ones that want to chose,
Always want to play,
But you never want to lose

Aerials, in the sky,
When you lose small mind,
You free your life

Aerials, so up high,
When you free your eyes,
Eternal prize

Aerials, in the sky,
When you lose small mind,
You free your life

Aerials, so up high,
When you free your eyes,
Eternal prize

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