Lyrics

They told you to make your own destiny
They told you fate lies in your hands
Then here comes that certain calamity
Words washed away in the sand

On Monday they were symbols of liberty
Two towers that forever would stand
On Tuesday our illusion of liberty
Faded like words in the sand

They told us that we were safely guarded
To take their huddled masses through the years
They told us that we could have discarded all our fears

Pink houses we build in suburbia
Pink futures our children we hand
Pink stains on the school cafeteria floor
Fade like words in the sand

They told us that love would last forever
And we could work one job until we die
They told us that children never ever say goodbye

They told you to make your own destiny
They told you fate lies in your hands
Then here comes that certain calamity
Words washed away in the sand