Queensrÿche Hostage Lyrics

Culture hostage, I'm writhing
In the cold grasp of justice
As she turns away, she turns away
Blind is she supposed to be but
Someone took a razor to her mask

Rusted now the scales you hold
The balance tipped by the weight of gold
When will it end?
When will it ever end?

The judgment man holds my fate
As I beg forgiveness with the plastic smile of a candidate
They take for granted that I'm out of my mind and they're wasting their time to care
So all my reasons are damned before they're heard
I'm held hostage by their words
What will lead us to tolerance
If we don't question our prejudice?

Courage is such a lonely word
Patience, in time these truths will be known
Please, don't keep looking away
You see fortunes are on line, reputations at risk, and there's fear in the hearts of all of you that believe that you're right
And that's your right
But are you... right?

The judgment man holds my fate
As I gaze around the room
Their eyes are like knives, could decapitate
They take for granted that I'm out of my mind and I'm wasting their time, don't show, don't show me my fate
(Reasons are damned, can't understand.)
If I fall to pieces they'll know...
(He's out of his mind and he's wasting our time, we know)
As I sense my fate...
(His reasons be damned, can't understand him)
...and now all my reasons are damned before they're heard
I'm held hostage by their words
Reasons damned before they're heard
I'm held hostage by their words
Reasons damned before they're heard
I'm a hostage
I'm a hostage
I'm a hostage

Jury:
"Guilty, guilty, guilty!."

Judge:
"Order, order
We will have order in the court."

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