We're one sunny day away from the storm
One carressing kiss away from the fist
One promising tomorrow away from sorrow
One steady step away from the slippery edge
One laughter-filled breath away from our death
One courageous leap on a mountain too steep

We're one genocide away from salvation
One droplet of rain away from the flood
One restful sleep from the cemetery mud
One triumphant victory away from shame
One unique idea and it's all the same

We're one bullet away from a homicide
One sandy step away from the deadly tide
One truth, bleeding from ten thousand lies
One short eternity from heaven's light
Eight inches of steel, and it's infinite night.