The Great Divide

Hard land bursting out
from northwest to south
as many storms as droughts

Long tired skies
stretched out over cries
from brothers sisters and wives

White walls forget
factories reject
honest hungry sweat

The wheels can't bear the weight
of deaf determined hate
of bleeding broken states

Pinch a nerve and see
if you can feel the hurt inside of me
I'm angry too scared like you
we're both digging with the same tools

Grab your burning pride
and take a side
join the great divide

Hard scarred kiss
of lost promises
lonely dreams turned to mist

Justice for some
empathy gone numb
under a boiling sun

Too scared to think alone
in this vast hostile home
joining shouts and casting stones

Cracked wounded roads
heavy sinking loads
violent waters flow

I can't understand