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lirik lagu operation ivy – sleep long

sleep long, sleep well
only to awake in h-ll.
[x2]

one day i saw a man asleep
in a doorway on the street
through walls of sheltered inhibition
i perceived his condition.
dying of hunger and exposure,
food and shelter, two blocks over.
within this place we breed and dwell
we’ve created living h-ll.

sleep long, sleep well
only to awake in h-ll.
[x2]

city sleeps and pigeons flutter,
vagrant dies in the gutter
prideless death somehow befitting
to life spent working on forgetting.
riding on the bus, i looked outside and thought about death
p-ssing cars the only tribute to his gasping final breath.

sleep long, sleep well
only to awake in h-ll.
[x2]

then i went home, to get my mind off things,
i decided to watch television.
constant subliminal brain immersion
subconscious death wish coercion.
buy and consume and want and need
never fall from the trap of greed.

i thought about the bitter pain
of jail cells and falling rain,
i thought ahead and i looked away,
what can you do anyway ?
in sheltered youth and our pretension
avert our eyes to divert attention
only to see the human victims
always there to remind us.

sleep long, sleep well
only to awake in h-ll.
[x2]

only to awake in h-ll.

- lirik lagu operation ivy