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More than culture shock existing away from home.
A cruel design perfected ready for stunning growth.
Mandatory boarding schools broke the ties to family and land,
But they also instilled profound confusion of suffering in silence.
Callous remains of childhood! Unsalvageable memories!
Everything seems better but these mistakes in the past are only hidden well.
Too much for a child to handle, what did they do wrong?
In the age of understanding, this practice consumed our civility.
But with all the educators still enforcing the imperial mentality,
They got away with hundreds of years of xenophobic brutality.
Intentional child abuse; the exact means to get the most disruption,
Lowered esteem to mask an identity, propagate the crisis into belief.
All to gain new territory, to be condemned for recreation.
This was continued until it was just accepted as an unyielding reality.
Returning home from a prison, scarred enough for a life time.
Ready to pass the cruelty, beaten into their minds.
Lashing out to a world that harmed them completely,
Creating the instability all around us, seeping until it’s our identity.
Who we were was taken; Replaced by confusion
Waiting in Old age to be reclaimed.
A root that’s rarely talked about; covered up by those,
Who we’re still supposed to trust, with our family.
Descendants of mistreatment; on and on, until
It’s not their fault anymore
It's not anyone's fault anymore, it's your home.

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from At the Road of Ruin, released April 11, 2012

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Punk/ska, metal band from Flagstaff, AZ.

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