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In search of a new dawn

28 March 2014, 07:15

To brighten up the darkness of ’76
we’ve fed you our very blood, the fuel to grow.
To experience a warmth called democracy
oh how we relished your heated glow

Through the cold starless nights pre ’94,
your heated fiery have seen us the people through.
Your burning flame the sole source of our survival
it was you or darkness, only one right thing to do

In masses we’ve gone to the polls to feed you,
you’ve warmed our lives but now you’re all out of control
Fire worshipping never was the intent,
burning ourselves with BEE never was the goal.

Grateful we are for what you’ve done, but a new dawn has come
Thanks to you we now enjoy sunshine, new flowers freely sprout
No longer our sole source of light you are
the time has come to put the fire out.

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