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Imagine Dragons

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Part of my "How We Do It" self-challenge. We all like to see a good Heel–Face Turn, but sometimes it just ain't happenin'...
First things first, I'm afraid all the people that are dead
Won't rise if you try to forgive the one who sinned, oh, ooh-ooh
The one who did this sin, oh, ooh-ooh
Second things second, I don't think a man who's driven by pure greed
Would respond to your call to think of all the bereaved, oh, ooh-ooh
His brain says "they're not me", oh, ooh-ooh
I was hopin' that the next stage of your talk was to up and stab him
But now you're mopin', feelin' blue, you're foolin' me, dupin' me, usin' me, kiddin' me
Cause he's an arseface, when he claims that deep within him is real pain
He's talkin' bullshit, so your aim to make a goody of him?

You can't be a, you can't be a redeemer, redeemer
Won't wear him down, he's full of bunk, redeemer, redeemer
Hate to see a colleague cry but I'm afraid
Pure lies are what his hide is made of
You can't be a, you can't be a redeemer, redeemer

Third things third, I don't care if he once was your bud
Spent your days pettin' birds, but now he's kinda drenched in blood, oh, ooh-ooh
He's lickin' up the blood, oh, ooh-ooh
Words you've spoken mean jack now, enters his brain and flies right out
Succumbed to madness and I've found that post-appealin', double down
On the killin' with relish, it's sickenin' knowin'
The limitless viciousness, his eyes won't open, no raised brow
Won't change now, I'm

You can't be a, you can't be a redeemer, redeemer
He won't turn 'round and be less nuts, redeemer, redeemer
Maybe if we were in time then he could change
But I think that was five years past, I'm
You can't be a, you can't be a redeemer, redeemer

Last things last, you're too late, sent a wire to my mates
They will rain down with bullets and bombs, he will pay, oh, ooh-ooh
The blood spilled repaid, oh, ooh-ooh
When? 'Bout seven-ish minutes ago, should've known it
You skippin' the minutes again? Watch him blow up, bits rain down
Don't break down, I'm

You can't be a, you can't be a redeemer, redeemer
Killed twenty towns, can't lock him up, redeemer, redeemer
Hey, you could set more foes right, where your strength lays
That guy? The one exception, in that
You can't be a, you can't be a redeemer, redeemer

My original plan was this to have an out-of-universe look at the topic, one fan telling another that the story won't go that way, but I just started writing in-universe instead. Oh well, maybe some other time...also this is my favourite song of 2017.

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