the fire within


rick imamoto

sirens wail down the avenue
tearing through the night
chasing down the darkness
beneath the city lights

the night is full of whispers
and silent deadly screams
the moon stares down upon us
as weíre lost within our schemes

souls on fire itís still the same
the hatred burns like eternal flames
battles that no one shall ever win
who will put out the fire within
and bring peace back to the streets again

a nation divided spins around
upon a karmic carousel
a vicious cycle running wild
round and round and up and down

political parties polarized
no bridge to fill the gap
the left and the right, with no in between
have left us in this trap

souls on fire with political blame
the hatred burns like eternal flames
partisan conflict where no one shall win
who will put out the fire within
to unify the country again

war has brought earth to its knees
no signs of resolution, no signs of peace
fury sent down from muslim extremes
but donít ever let it kill your dreams

easier said than to be done
they say the trouble has only begun
dreams will be lost, but some will be found
we must find a way to turn this around

souls on fire in the Jihad game
the hatred burns like eternal flames
waging a war that no one shall win
who will put out the fire within
and bring peace back to the world again

burning through the day
burning through the night
who will help the people
to finally see the light



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