Bystander Effect

from by Distress of Ruin

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According to a basic principle of social influence
Bystanders monitor the reactions of other people
In an emergency situation to see
If others think that it is necessary to intervene

Lying on the ground not moving
Bystanders watching
Group of silent ones standing still
Watching her life taken away
Multiple stabwounds
No one to care
At the edge of the abyss
At the beginning of the end
She’s barely conscious

Her wounds bleed furiously
Eyes shut, ears plugged they stare
No one to blow the whistle
Like a cold rat she’s left on the sidewalk
Blinded by the mass
Frozen by the responsibility
Bystanders watching
She’s done with her duty

Altruism does not exist, it’s a lie
Fear of isolation
Out of sight, easily forgotten
Bunch of fuckers let her die
No one didn’t rock the boat, oh why?
Thirty-eight witnesses didn’t see anything?
Not on my neighbourhood
Not on my backyard, fuck no!
I am innocent

No one raindrop thinks it caused the flood
This debt is everlasting
We have to promote her legacy


from Predators Among Us, track released March 6, 2013



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Distress of Ruin Pohjois-Karjala, Finland

Lauri Ruotsalainen

Guitar, vocals:
Simo Niiranen

Harri Säynevirta

Sami Tolonen

Riku Romppanen
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