Where's the Revolution

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Where’s the revolution? We’ve been waiting for too long To have our voices heard It’s so absurd we cannot fix what’s wrong I know we’ve got a constitution It doesn’t seem it’s being read The structure built to keep us down We must bring crashing down instead Where’s our revolution? Tired of the lies, tired from the truth Burned out at both ends As I burn through my youth Pay for the home, pay off the degrees Take out another loan to buy groceries Don’t feel qualified to just start yelling I got it better than most But it’s still overwhelming We’ve been asking politely but they want us dead; Could’ve had healthcare; we got nothing instead So tell me, Where’s the revolution? Or do you think that it’s a game? Another #hashtag #post to #rockthevote While our wombs are ripped away We need a whole new institution We wanna finally breathe again We watch the death toll rise through amber skies And wonder how it’s gonna end Complete collapse And they won’t offer a solution Where’s our revolution? Now I would say that before, I was sympathetic The videos I’d watch with horror (…That’s pathetic.) I’m not equipped to hit the streets I stay home at night & give the right retweets I’ll own up to my passivity— 'Til the cops started firing at the balcony Gotta do something new, this is not the same We can’t stay inside playing video games We’re in a free-fall fascist nightmare Need a bold solution where’s our revolution? Where’s the revolution? We didn’t ask for painted streets Because the people fight For equal rights Abolish the police Another pointless execution Another human being dead The system built to keep us down We must bring crashing down instead Because our lives are stolen away To live in destitution Because the summer lasts forever Choking on pollution Because the empty words they speak Are but a mass delusion Where’s our revolution? Where’s our revolution? Where's our revolution? Where's our revolution.
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Ruby sky and yellow haze To go outside, what mask will we need today? Feeling okay; gotta stay In a peaceful state of mind Don’t scroll the feed, but you can’t look away, Draggin’ me forward kicking and screaming –Oh no, is that a cough? I hear a knock It’s time to log off Don’t have the energy to analyze Can’t let that anxiety paralyze We don’t need no thoughts and prayers We just need to breathe the air Smoke so thick but there’s a mission To see in 20/20 vision A beacon shining on the water Got to find a light to guide her Twenty-twenty, can’t escape it Face it today and leave our tomorrow behind It’s been four years since Saturday I called my parents just to say "Don’t waste a neuron on the news;” It’s what we choose to give power to Shock & awe come homeland “security” Fake faces scream from the Uncanny Valley The robots are racist (There’s no justice) Our voices raw, we shout into the void; Can we find a better way to make some noise? It’s not like anything is stopping Air-conditioned grocery shopping Windshield-wipe away the ashes As the empire collapses See the light, shining yet smothered and find the strength to carry others Spinning flame and reeling mind Take cover today and leave your tomorrow behind (’13) I remember we broke down and cried (’14) When we first came to see what was hidden inside (’15) For a time, folded our arms as we scoffed (’16) Right before we mourned a future lost (’17) Tried to fight the flood off every day (’18) But the fires burned it all away (’19) Nobody’s coming to save us (2020) Stay inside ‘cause it’s all contagious The boiling amber sun is yearning Behind the mountains ever-burning 20twenty cyber fusion Fight off every mass delusion Patriotic Education Fake your way through the next station 20:20 out past curfew To see society born anew Every day we go on living Find a smile, keep on giving Solidarity restoring Because dystopia is boring Fight for all the ones that died We will resist this genocide The hopelessness their only weapon; But there are more of us than there are of them No more of them; There are more of us than there are of them.
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released October 31, 2020

Produced by Tommy Pedrini
Performed by Cats on Mars:
Tommy Pedrini (Vocals/Composition/Lyrics),
Laura Serafine (Vocals/Lyrics)
Aron Ortega (Guitar)
Yuichi Ikeda (Drums)

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"Where's the Revolution" © 2017 by e.D. Xu. Used with permission.
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Cats on Mars Los Angeles, California

Cats on Mars is an electronic/rock band from Los Angeles founded by composer Tommy Pedrini & Laura Serafine, Aron Ortega, & Yuichi Ikeda. We chronicle the journeys of everyday universes, from life in the city to love in the stars.

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