Riot in the Oligarchy

from by Matthew Ellis

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lyrics

Give me the money, enough to make my vote count
Dollars speak louder than honesty
The truth is but a whisper amongst the wealthy’s dreams
The news is but a shadow of what it used to be,
A side of bias amid hysteric screams
So give me the money, enough to make my vote count
Truth doesn’t mean a thing

Riot is the language of the unheard
Riot speaks louder than words
You choke them hard enough hoping no one will hear their cries
You oppress those who are different
Steal their liberties from beneath their bloody, beaten bodies
Try to sweep us under the rug, but we’re not going anywhere
We’re still hear, and you’re going to hear me

Riot is the language of the unheard
Riot speaks louder than words
The tighter you clench your fist, the louder we’ll scream
We won’t be silenced, you’re gonna hear me
You were supposed to protect, to serve
We’re not the enemy, we’re not the enemy
But we won’t be silenced, you’re gonna hear me
Riot is the language of the unheard
Riot speaks louder than words

Radical change calls for radical action
In a system that’s broken, patience is a delusional thing
Only the just and righteous would give up their power,
A far cry from earthly kings
Is there a nonviolent solution, a peaceful way to end this internal war
We refuse to live this way anymore

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from Through Waking Eyes, released November 1, 2016

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Matthew Ellis Findlay, Ohio

Singer-Songwriter out of Findlay, OH.
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