Alamo (What Should I Do)- by Thomas Clarke (June 2016)


Not sure if I should stay and fight or retreat home
Not sure what home is anymore
Can't stand the way things are right now, they're just not right
stand and fight or let them win, what should I do?

Help me Lord, what should I do
stand and fight or hide myself from the evil truth
cower back behind the shadows while tyranny runs free
what should I do, Lord, what should I do?

Saw the bullet marks at the Alamo
hundreds died to stop the dictator's evil rule
they all died, and a few months later, Texas was free
but free for all or free from that tyrant in Mexico
and 30 years later ruined by trying to save involuntary servitude

Help me Lord, what should I do
stand and fight or hide myself
cower back behind the shadows while tyranny runs free
what should I do, Lord, what should I do?

100 years ago they had enough of the crown
proclaimed a country, then the redcoats shot them down
the victims victorious until they couldn't agree on a treaty
the heroes dead, and the bureaucrats now rule

Help me Lord, what should I do
stand and fight or hide myself
cower back behind the shadows while tyranny runs free
what should I do, Lord, what should I do?

Infanticide now a civil right
who cares except those kooks
protected people now the enemy 
slit their throats and put it on youtube
hide your bombers with your victims
let the bombs all sort what's left of them out
shoot up the nightclubs
then get your Kansas pals to harass the survivors

What can I do Lord, what should I do
stand and fight or hide myself from all this insanity
cower back behind the shadows while evil runs free
what should I do, Lord, what should I do?

they ran as the upholders of the truth
then they raped their constituents and impoverished them
call good evil and call murder, insanity, discrimination, and graft good
put up a succubus and rig the game for her
and put up a buffoon to ensure her victory
and their permanent rule

What can I do Lord, to stop the insanity
stand and fight or hide myself and retreat
cower back behind the shadows while evil takes over the world
what should I do, Lord, what should I do?

Would it mean something if I got a gun
and shot the evil ones?
Would it mean something if i spoke out in nonviolent protest?
Or would it be better if I threw rocks and teargas?
Would it mean something if I put a pen to paper
or recorded this?

What can I do Lord, to stop the wrongs of the world
stand and fight or hide myself and retreat
cower back behind the shadows while everything is wrong
what should I do, Lord, what should I do?