On A Road To Nowhere

by Louisa Shorney, UK

On a road to nowhere
With a nail and a flat tyre
Hitching on the subway
Trying to get higher
 
Driven on the mainline
To the cattle market call
On a road to nowhere
Hidden from your soul
 
The herd is on the move now
Stumbling through the smog
Bumper to bumper
Jogging the dog
 
Dancing on your coffin
Is this the way in?
Led by a blind man
Watching you loosin’
 
It’s time to break from the mouse
Trap the cow with no name
Running from the slaughterhouse
Like a steak in the game?
 
A dollar, a penny
What’s the game anyway
Kill the living, steal from the dead?
Get out of my head
GET OUT OF MY HEAD
 
Our mother is dying
Father is crying
Son no longer trying
Brother, sister stop lying
 
On a road to nowhere
Racing the grain
Don’t cross, beware
You might start using your brain
 
Well can’t you see yourself now
Look into the glass
Drowning in your conscience
To hide this bloody farce
 
But the Dance is resurrecting
And the Self denies the lie
So step upon the wheel again
And take a chance on life
 
Cos’ the only way is someway
Nothing is a death
Decay in stagnant righteousness
Vying for success
 
On a road to nowhere
Sitting on the fence
See the vultures glare
Let’s use our intelligence
 
Driven on the main line
To the cattle market call
On a road to nowhere
Hidden from your soul
 
The herd is on the move now
Stumbling through the smog
Bumper to bumper
Jogging the dog
 
The game is over
It’s time to go home
We’ll make a new start
Until it’s all gone
Or the rat trap
Forever
Lives
On

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