Mask

Smile, laugh and keep on walking. Act normal and pretend to listen even to care. Copy their patterns repeat their lies.

„Of course we’re all friends here.“
“Of course I don’t mind.“

It’s so easy to fool those who do not care anyway. So easy to hide behind a mask and keep on smiling. They never notice.

I’m through explaining and through getting angry. It doesn’t matter to you anyway.

„We are your friends.“
“Tell us your problems.“

Oh yeah of course so you can go right ahead and stab me in the back again! Like you do every day. Again and all over again.

Hush now don’t worry. It doesn’t matter. Smile back and pretend.

Memorable Lyrics

First they put away the dealers, keep our kids safe and off the street.

Then they put away the prostitutes, keep married men cloistered at home.

Then they shooed away the bums, then they beat and bashed the queers,

turned away asylum-seekers, fed us suspicions and fears.

We didn’t raise our voice, we didn’t make a fuss.

It’s funny there was no one left to notice

when they came for us.

(NOXF „Re-gaining Unconsciousness“)