They Won’t Come For you

At least there’s one thing that we know to be true:
They just come for them. They won’t come for you.
It might otherwise scare you, so just think it through:
They just come for them. They won’t come for you.

There’s no need to worry, nor to discuss
Why certain ones got thrown under the bus.
Oh, sure, the looked and sounded like us,
But they deserved to be thrown under the bus.

Because, in their hearts, they were always unclean.
And you really wouldn’t want to be seen
With those scoundrels and ruffians, strange and obscene.
Unclean, unclean, unclean, unclean;

Because on this point we must not be confused:
if they weren’t guilty, they’d not be accused.
Accusations are facts, and cannot be misused;
if they weren’t guilty, they’d not be accused.

I know this, you know this, we all know, and yet
When they come for us, we are always upset.
You thought you were innocent? Not a good bet.
They can find crimes that you’ve never even met.

At least there’s one thing that we know to be true:
They just come for them. They won’t come for you.
It might otherwise scare you, so just think it through:
They just come for them. They won’t come for you.

Just look, and you’ll see that they take away
People who are wrong, and are not okay
And that’s never you, and that’s how it will stay.
You’re fine, you’re fine, and besides, anyway—

They’re evil. You’re not. So just go along.
Authority say so; and they can’t be wrong.
Go about your business. Sing a little song.
You’ll be safe, if you just go along.

Now, it’s hard to read intention in text.
I’m here to help out those who get perplexed.
I’m sure it’s a mistake, so please, don’t get vexed

when they come,
when they come,
when they come for you next.

Because if there’s one thing that you know is true,
It’s that they’ll come for THEM, and never for YOU.
Let that be your compass, or, if need be, your glue
And if, by mischance, it should happen to YOU,

you’ll know it’s a nightmare
and that it’s not true

You’ll wake up and find
That they didn’t mean you.

Which is a good thing
’cause there ain’t
a damn thing
anyone will do

when they come,
when they come,
when they come for you,

because everyone,
everyone
knows that it’s true:
They won’t come for THEM
if they let them take YOU.

It’s true,
it’s true,
it’s probably true,

and the ones who disagree?
You can’t ask them, can you?
Because they came for THEM
while you thought about YOU

and when it’s your turn,
the cycle spins anew:

once YOU become THEM
and THEY
come for
YOU.

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.

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