You Think You Know (But I Promise You Don't)

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The sun rises and sets another day
Billions will kneel and pray
Anything to aid escape
From the world so cold and gray

We have no need to compromise
We should keep our eyes on the prize
So much wasted on dangerous lies
How can we repay this waste of time?

Do you have the answer?
Do you really think you do?

You think you know, but I promise you don't.

Broken thoughts lead me astray
To your world, so full of pain
Don't try to get me to stay
I could never live that way

We have no need to sacrifice
Human ways for a Sunday vice
Preacher playing teacher, giving costly advice
You want to get to Heaven? Be prepared to pay the price

You call that an answer?

You think I ought to let it go -- don't you see why I won't?

Just as superstitious
As they are malicious
Don't you see how ridiculous
It is to be so credulous?

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from Free of Shackles (LP; 2012), released October 2, 2012

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