Dead Can Dance - Indoctrination (A Design For Living) Lyrics




In times of great vexation
When one must choose between what's right and wrong
Freedom so they say
Amounts to the choices you have made

Through all the arbitrary
Rationale concerning liberty
Freedom I must say
Exists within unconditioned minds

Reason has come of age

How can you be satisfied with things the way they are
When all that surrounds us now and so much more
Remains inside the keeper's dark embrace?

The insatiable thirst for power has made
Idols out of mortals, gods into clay
Soldiers into heroes, children into slaves
All damned desires, their hopes betrayed

Who will suffer the laws
That state can decide
Your child's education
Unless you pay the price?

Who will suffer the laws?
Who will suffer their minds?
Who will suffer their words?
Who will suffer their designs?

Who will suffer the laws?
Who will suffer their minds?
Who will suffer their words?
Who will suffer their designs?





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  1. brandonedgerarities

    Profound and perfect

  2. JFrancisNienow RingsmithandBooksyouCan'tFind

    *Kill the Dragons*
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  3. Hotba

    2:22 :O

  4. Andreas

    just great!

  5. ADHD Synth

    I prefer the greater low end in the original non remastered version. This version is too "bright" sounding.

    ADHD Synth

    @splatinum listen to the version on YT with the spanish subtitles, or the one with the spiral design spinning in the video. Both of those use the original audio.

  6. Hélène Delmaire

    can't wait to hear this live in a few days

  7. ADHD Synth

    Every politician should have to listen to this and read the lyrics on paper before taking office.

  8. Keith Bate

    My fav track by DCD from my fav album.
    Saw them perform it live in 1987 .
    This period was the best time of the band IMO (85/90)

  9. Raechel Jackson-Ward

    Reflecting on "Independence Day" here in the U.S., this song came to mind. My country is collapsing under the weight of cheap thrills, sick obsessions, and proud ignorance. Songs, like this one, that are Art, not just entertainment, never get "old" or "out of date." Truth changes its clothes, but never its nature.

    Kelly S

    That's the spirit!! :D Where are we going....and why am I in this handbasket?

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  11. Charles Sidwell

    This song speaks much truth in 2017

  12. Cirque Du Opinion

    The insatiable thirst for power has made
    Idols out of mortals
    Gods into clay
    Soldiers into heroes
    Children into slaves

    Charles Sidwell

    miraculous lyrics... so poetically true in this year of 2017

  13. Kael Nox

    This song is profound.

    luis alberto contreras ramirez

    todas las canciones de dead can dance son profundas.

  14. JTG 3

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤