Cease (Graffin Greg)

Blacktop pavement cover me Like a chemical reaction or a steamroller spreading randomly There's a distant buzz and low frequency It tickles my ear, rumbles under my feet And it shakes the leaves off of every tree Violently What pretension, everlasting peace Everything must cease Institution on the hill Like a beacon in the mind of an ancestor to unite a peoples' will There's a shadowed stain on the west facade It has spread like decay to enshroud the fraud And the descendants find it oh so odd Oh so odd What pretension, everlasting peace Everything must cease Grave memorial, hewn white stone Like the comforting caress of a mother or a friend you've always known It evokes such pain and significance What was once is reduced to rememberance And the generations pass without recompense What pretension, everlasting peace Everything must cease