YESTERDAY DIDN'T WORK

Yesterday Didn't Work

Straight off the boat, 
You left your home behind, 
For a great escape and wonder what you’ll find. 
You’ve heard of freedom and of peace and opportunity, 
But your colors don’t fit, 
So you really don’t get any of it for free 

So who is pulling the strings now? 
Splitting all of us up? 
People blinded by fortune, 
Don’t see the value in us. 
What a nice little set up, 
To profit from all the hurt, 
And say it’s all for the best now, 
But yesterday didn’t work 

You barely afford to eat and keep your children safe, 
Eighty hours a week and still you get the blame. 
But how could a kid understand the world we battle in? 
Don’t matter if they do, ‘cause they’re scared to grow up, 
Hearing what we say 

So who is pulling the strings now? 
Splitting all of us up? 
People blinded by fortune, 
Don’t see the value in us. 
What a nice little set up, 
To profit from all the hurt, 
And say it’s all for the best now, 
But yesterday didn’t work 

So who is pulling the strings now? 
Splitting all of us up? 
People blinded by fortune, 
Don’t see the value in us. 
What a nice little set up, 
To profit from all the hurt, 
And say it’s all for the best now, 
But yesterday didn’t work