lyrics: “our holy system”

The child stood in the circle as the others watched
They said “we have a little test and, if you fail, you die.”
They showed the bloody head of one who didn’t pass
They said “and if you win, then your reward is life.”

All you need to do is copy everything we say
Repeat the words and then you’ll be a real man:
>All I need to do is copy everything you say
>Repeat the words and then I’ll be a real man:

I live for the system. I give to the system.
I get what the system tells me I deserve.
I worship the system. It is the very best system
because it teaches only what we need to learn.

It takes from each according to their yield
(which means the system can take everything)
It gives to each according to their need
(as defined by the overseers)

I admit I was a fool to believe it
I was easily deceived and so terrified
I should’ve never been naive- I didn’t mean it
when I said the thing that brought on the punishment

Please, stop the torture and kill me now.
Yes, I’ll sign any confession that you write.
I would retract the past…. I’d even kill for you.
Just let my family live. For that one mercy, I am begging.

I live for the system. I give to the system.
I get what the system tells me I deserve.
I worship the system. It is the very best system
because it teaches only what we need to learn.

It takes from each according to their yield
(which means the system can take all you make)
It gives to each according to their need
(which is whatever the system dictates)

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