We Can Run ( But We Can't Hide)

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We don't own this place
But we act as if we did
It belongs to the children of our children's kids
The actual owners haven't even been born yet
But we never tend the garden
And we rarely pay the rent
Most of it is broken
And the rest of it is bent
Put it all on plastic
And I wonder where we'll be when the bills hit

We can run
But we can't hide from it
Of all possible worlds
We only got one
We gotta ride on it
Whatever we've done
We'll never get far
From what we leave behind
Baby, we can run run run
But we can't hide

Well, I'm dumpin' my trash in your backyard
Makin' certain you don't notice really isn't so hard
You're so busy with your guns and all of your excuses to use them
Well it's oil for the rich
And babies for the poor
We got everyone believing that more is more
If a reckoning comes, maybe we'll know what to do then

We can run
But we can't hide from it
Of all possible worlds
We only got one
We gotta ride on it
Whatever we've done
We'll never get far
From what we leave behind
Baby, we can run run run
But we can't hide

Oh no we can't hide
All these complications seem to leave no choice
I heard the tongues of billions speak with just one voice
Sayin' "just leave all the rest to me,
I need it worse than you, you see"
And then I heard the sound
Of one child crying

Today I went out walking in the amber wind
There's a hole in the sky where the light pours in
I remember the days when I wasn't afraid of the sunshine
But now it beats down on the asphalt land
Like a thundering blow from God's left hand
What little still grows
Cringes in the shade til the night time

We can run
But we can't hide from it
Of all possible worlds
We only got one
We gotta ride on it
Whatever we've done
We'll never get far
From what we leave behind
Baby, we can run run run
But we can't hide



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