BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE

ITS IN THE EYES OF EVERYONE YOU MEET

IN THE BUILDINGS AND OUT THERE ON THE STREETS

IN THIS FLOWER CALLED MANKIND THAT CHOOSES TO BE BLIND

AND THINKS SILENCE IS A VIRTUE NOT RETREAT

FROM THE HIGHWAYS OF THE LONELY TO WHERE WE CAN BE FOUND

FROM THE TEMPLES OF CREATION WERE WE ALL GET PASSED AROUND

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE THAT IS SO UNSOUND

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF BABES WHEN THERE BORN

OF THE MOTHERS AND THE DOCTORS WHO HAVE SWORN

TO PROTECT AND BUILD UP TRUST IN THIS THING BORN OUT OF LUST

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE CHILDREN OF THE DAWN

FROM THE ARMS OF THE TENDER TO THE SORROW OF THOSE WHO FAIL

WHO SPEND THERE WHOLE LIVES CHASING THE DREAMS OUT THERE ON SALE

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE THAT IS OUT ON BAIL

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF EVERYONE WE KNOW IF YOU LOOK INTO MY EYES ITS THERE ALSO

IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO SHOULD LIKE JESUS CHRIST AND HOLLYWOOD

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE LATE LATE SHOW

FROM THE BARBARIANS UPON CALVERY TO THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST

BUT TELL ME WERE WAS JESUS CHRIST WHEN WE NEEDED HIM THE MOST

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE FROM COAST TO COAST

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO KEEP SCORE

BE THEY STRAIGHT, BE THEY GAY, OR NOT QUITE SURE

THE SPOUTING FAMILY VALUE CREW WHO HAVE A WIFE AND MISTRESS TO

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE THAT WE ADORE

FROM THE DREAMS AND SCHEMES AND HIGH IDEALS TO THOSE WITH RIGHTOUS ALIBI’S

WHO CAN QUOTE TO YOU THE BIBLE AND ALL THOSE OTHER TWISTED LIES

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE, A VIRTUE TO DESPISE

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE FIT AND THE STRONG AND THE WEAK ON WHICH THEY PRAY UPON

IN  THE  PAIN OF A SPOKEN WORD OR THE SCREAM THAT IS UNHEARD

ITS IN  EYES OF EVERYTHING THAT’S WRONG

FROM THE WHITEHOUSE TO THE KREMLIN FROM BELFAST TO THE PALACE

TO NEO NAZI’S IN THE GAZA STRIP FROM ISREAL UBER ALLES

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE OR  IS IT JUST MALICE

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD

IN THE COWARD AND THOSE THAT WONT BE TOLD

IN THE MILATARY BRAIN WHO TRAWL THE WORLD BRING PEOPLE PAIN

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE HEARTLESS AND THE COLD

FROM THE CRAZY’S WHO RULE THE FIRST WORLD TO DICATORS IN THE THIRD

AND OTHER ASSORTED LUNATICS SCATTERED AROUND THE UNIVERSE

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE OR IS IT JUST A WORD

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE LOST AND FORLORN

IN THE SLOW ENDLESS ROTATION OF THE DAWN

IN THE DEVILS OF THE CROSS OR THE NEIGHBERHOOD HOLOCAUST

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE COMING STORM

FROM THE SPANISH INQUISITION TO THE VICIOUS AND DEPRAVE

FROM THE HORROR THAT WILL NEVER LEAVE US UNTIL MANKIND DIES AWAY

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE OR IT WILL BE ONE DAY

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF EVERYTHING THAT IS UNFAIR

IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC’S FEARSOME STER

IN THE WORDS OF PHROPSHY EVEN IN EASTERN PHILOSOPHY

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO SHOULD BEWARE

FROM THE THOUGHTS OF MISCONCEPTION TO TEARS SHED IN THE NIGHT

FROM THE TWISTED WISHFUL MATYRS AT THE DOOR OF A DIVINE AND GUIDING LIGHT

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE BUT THAT DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE THIEF

AND THOSE IN PAIN WHO CAN GET NO RELIEF

WHO HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT MORE BUT ARE IGNORED AND DESERTED BY THE LAW

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO LIVE WITH GRIEF

FROM THE WORRIED THERE IN ANQUISH TO THE CAUTIOUS THERE IN DOUBT

THE MEEK WILL NEVER INHERIT THE WORLD THE LEASE ON THE PLACE JUST RAN OUT

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE THAT HAS LEARNED TO SHOUT

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE FROM FAR AND NEAR

IN THE EARS OF THOSE WHO LISTERN BUT DO NOT HEAR

THOSE WHO LOOK BUT CANNOT SEE THOSE WHO RUN BUT ARE STILL NOT FREE

ITS IN THE EYES OF EVERYONE WE FEAR

FROM THE TUNNELS OF YOUR CONSCIENCE TO THE HAND AND BEGGING BOWL

FROM THE DOORSTEPS OF DAMNATION TO THE ROAD MAP FOR YOUR SOUL

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE OVER WHICH WE HAVE NO CONTROL

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE WHITE SUPREMIST

IN THE YELLOW AND THE BLACK AND THOSE IVE MISSED

IN THE EYES OF THE MIND AND THOSE GENUINLY BLIND

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO JUST RESIST

FROM THE HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA TO THE MOON AND FAR BEYOND

FROM THE COAST OF DISTANT ISLANDS TO THE ROOTS OF BABYLON

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE AND IT STILL GOES ON

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE GREEDY  AND THE MEAN

AND THOSE WHO ARE FINACIALLY OBSCENE

IN THE EYES OF THE MILLIONAIRE AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO DON’T CARE

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO HAVE A DREAM

FROM THE YACHTS IN MONTE CARLO TO THE WHORES IN ST TROPEZ

FROM THE MANSIONS THERE IN BEVERLEY HILLS

WERE THEY CHAMPAGNE THERE LIVES AWAY

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE ESPECIALLY WHEN THE POOR ONES PAY

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO DEAL IN SLEAZE

ON THE STREET ALONG WITH EVERY KNOWN DISEASE

IN THE EYES OF GARISH SEX PARADES OR THE CHILD THAT DIED OF AIDS

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WE PAY TO PLEASE

FROM THE PORN STORE ON THE CORNER TO A BACK STREET RED LIGHT HOTEL

WERE SEX AND LUST ARE PURCHASED FROM THE SUCK AND SCREW CARTEL

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE A VIRTUE WE CAN SELL

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE GOVERNMENT AND POLICE

IN THE EYES OF THE LAW AND ORDER HIGH PRIESTS

IN THE COURTS AND HALLS OF GLASS WERE POLITICIANS ALL KISS ASS

ITS IN THE EYES AND THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

FROM THE GRASP OF THE AVARICOUS TO THE POLICE OUT ON PATROL

FROM THE UNPURE AND UNGODLY TO THE ONES OUT ON PAROLE

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE BUT DOES IT HAVE A SOUL

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THE KING OF SIAM

THE BLACK PANTHERS AND THE KLU KLUX KLAN

IN THE EYES OF TERRORISTS HIPPOCRITS, AND SADISTS

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE WHO WANT TO BAN

FROM THE ONES WHO HAVE NO HONOR TO THE ONES WHO VEGITATE

FROM THE ONES WHO COME TOO EARLY TO THE ONES WHO ARE ALWAYS LATE

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE A VIRTUE WE MUST HATE

 

ITS IN THE WORDS THAT EVERYONE CAN HEAR

IN RADIO SIGNALS FLYING ROUND THE ATMOSPHERE

FROM THE LOCAL T.V. STATION TO RIGHT ACROSS THE WHOLE GODDAMN NATION

ITS IN THE EYES OF THOSE SO LOUD AND CLEAR

FROM A STARBURST IN THE COSMOS TO LOVE ONES WE CANNOT REPLACE

FROM THE LIVES THAT HAVE BEEN EXTINGUISED

THEY STILL REACH OUT TO TOUCH GODS FACE

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE A VIRTUE WITHOUT GRACE 

 

ITS IN THE EYES OF THINGS THAT WE CANT SEE

IN THE STRANGE AND THE PSYCHIC MYSTERY

IN THE HEAVENS WE CREATE OR THE HELL IN WHICH WE WAIT

ITS IN THE EYES OF YOU AND ME

FROM THE GHOST OF XMAS PRESENT TO THE GHOST THAT ISNT HERE

FROM THE GHOST THAT WILL NOT SHOW ITSELF TO THE GHOST THAT LIVES IN FEAR

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE THAT WE HOLD TO DEAR

 

ITS IN THE EYES THAT HAVE NOW BECOME THE END

THERE’S NO IDEAL, THERE’S NO TRUTH THAT WE CANT BEND

WE SHALL KEEP TAKING ALL THE WEALTH TILL WE DEVOUR OURSELVES

ITS IN THE EYES WE STRONGLY DEFEND

FROM THE DESPERATLY UNHAPPY TO THE ONES WHO ARE ALONE

WHOSE FEET ARE IN REALITY BUT THERE HEADS ARE IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE

BLINDNESS IS A VIRTUE BUT IT CHILLS ME TO THE BONE

 

◄ EVERY MAN HAS HIS REASON FOR LIVING

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