From Tom Waits. But there’s a singer who has a beautiful voice named MIRAH, who did a cover on this song and does it beautifully, kind of circus like, just perfect to ridicule all the idiot politicians that run our country. I couldn’t find a video or an mp3 of Mirah’s song, so below is the original by Tom Waits.
What keeps mankind alive, the fact that millions
Are daily tortured, stifled, punished, silenced, oppressed
Mankind can keep alive, thanks to its brilliance
At keeping its humanity repressed
For once, you must not try to shirk the facts:
Mankind is kept alive by bestial acts.
Take a look at the lyrics here