Kowloon Walled City

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kow·loon walled ci·ty
kowkou′lo͞on′ wôld sĭt′ē
noun
· A largely ungoverned settlement in Hong Kong
· Once the most densely populated place on earth, with 33,000 people packed into just over six acres
· Notorious for its crime and unsanitary living conditions, Kowloon was a teeming hive of interlinking high-rises that few dared to enter but thousands called home
· Found to be increasingly intolerable by both the British and Chinese authorities, Kowloon was eventually demolished in 1993, forcefully displacing an already destitute population

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we are the silhouettes on paper walls
the rubble clogging up the drain
the visions that we live for
are tumors in our brain

the more we see the less we know
the more we find once we let it go
that's the price we pay, that's the price we pay

the bureau men are here to wish you well
a casualty along the way
the secrets that we fight for
are ransom tlll we pay

the more we see the less we know
the more we find once we let it go
that's the price we pay, that's the price we pay

the more we make the less we gain
the more we find that it's all in vain
that's the price we pay, that's the price we pay

the more we face the less we cry
the more we suffer and wonder why
that's the price we pay, that's the price we pay

how did we end up with the atom bomb
how did the world become so grey
the people that we fought for
got lost along the way

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from Maquiladora, released January 30, 2017

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