98 MutePicture This

Everyday a battle is fought
Today I was reminded, somehow I had forgot
Everyday a lesson is taught
Real estate's important and human life is not

Is all of this bloodshed worth?
An outdated plan laid by ancient hands
Such a crucial piece of earth
Take a look again, it's a fucking piece of dirt

Can anyone show me what's wrong with this picture?
Something definitely looks out of place to me
It's clearly out of focus, somebody broke us
But here's where the joke is, nobody provoked us
We're broken and no one's to blame but us ourselves and we and we

We can't agree, so we war
Egos declare, young soldier be scared
But what are we fighting for?
Something that's nothing that we can't afford

We glory ourselves in our past
The rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
We fly our flags at half mast
It's hard to take pride in young wasted lives

Can anyone show me what's wrong with this picture?
Something definitely looks out of place to me
It's clearly out of focus, somebody broke us
But here's where the joke is, nobody provoked us
We're broken and no one's to blame but us ourselves and we

Picture this, a world where governments are more concerned
With feeding the people than their egos
Picture this, a world where borders are mere lines on a map
Not symbols of economic gaps

Picture this, respect on a grander scale
Picture this, respect for right, respect for human rights
Picture this, a world where there's no need to write songs like this

Can anyone out there help fix this picture?
Who can make the world a better place to be?
We've got one chance, let's take it, the world's what we make it
If we're going to change it we can't be complacent
The future of the world is up to us, ourselves and we and we