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skyscrapers fall
there’s a gunman at the mall
and swastikas sprayed on a train

a building burns down
two first graders drown
in an anchorman’s frown there’s no pain

presidents lie
the poor are sent to die
an alter boy hides a bruise

a day trader jumps
a veteran and his stumps
she smiles as he plays the blues

there’s nothing to fear, only fear itself
there’s nowhere to hide from yourself

in court, a mother’s shout
three strikes and she’s out
the only certainty is doubt, unless you’re christian

calmed by lite beer
the national pastime is fear
still crickets are all that you’ll hear in your kitchen,

there’s nothing to fear, only fear itself
there’s nowhere to hide from yourself

there’s nothing to lose, but what you won’t give away
let go and let love show the way

fear is a potion that leaves you alone
it turns out the lights and cuts off the phone
some turn to anger
to take back control
they search for a scapegoat to blame for the hole
but there’s a boat upon the ocean, there’s a cure for all the pain
if we’re all in it together, we can wipe away the stain

from your very first breathe
they scare you to death
then sell crystal meth as protection,
it’s one big church and there’s always a collection
see your doctor if you have more than a four hour erection

there’s nothing to fear, only fear itself
there’s nowhere to hide from yourself

there’s nothing to lose, but what you don’t give away
let love show you the way