"comes a time" by Ani DiFranco

(spoken introduction)

there comes a time 
when the operation of the machine 
is so odious that you
cannot even tacitly participate. 
you've got to place your bodies 
onthe gears, the wheels, all the mechanism.  
you've got to indicate to those who own it 
and those who run it, 
that unless you are free, 
the machine will be prevented from working at all.

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