Governing Dynamics - Cameras, Streetlights, And Things Worth Fighting For

from by Various Artists

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Inspired by the Vancouver Riots (2011 Stanley Cup edition) and specifically this article:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/vancouver-kiss-couple-riot-police?INTCMP=SRCH#zoomed-picture

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this is just a game
the same as it ever was
some just can't seem
to keep it under control
stay within tolerance

set this city on fire
into panic, like it solves something

he is just a tourist
on a slightly extended visit
and they are only here to observe effects
not looking for a fight in the least

but lights, oh lights will blind us all
we can trip into empty space
and lights, oh lights will flash
when it's the right time in the wrong place

violence is not selective
some times close to where we live
there are no answers in theses actions
resolution, satisfaction

gathered close beneath streetlights
Vancouver is not safe tonight
keeping safe, on or off your feet
just might be the only worthy fight

is this is just a fluke
the eye of a spinning storm
we've been informed
that if your heart is warmed
you're just an easy mark
isn't really happening

set the world to spyglasses
and a dozen theories grow
there's always something in a picture
the camera never shows

everybody spies a plot twist
well, sometimes none really exist
this is just what it looks like
if you know just how to adjust your eyes

tonight all bets are off now
lost our heads and never sure how
drown this town in shallow sorrow
things will get better tomorrow


to our surprise it was more than just a kiss
before our eyes, selflessness might yet exist

and eyes, oh eyes will seek out
any mystery that grasps the heart
and eyes that seek the truth
will soon tear lies apart

gathered close beneath streetlights
Vancouver is not safe tonight
keeping safe, on or off your feet
just might be the only worthy fight

tonight all bets are off now
lost our heads and never sure how
drown this town in shallow sorrow
things will get better tomorrow

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from SpinTunes #3: Round 2, released June 30, 2011

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