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I am an immigrant
A second class citizen
An inconvenient truth
An uneasy compromise

I am an immigrant
Persona non grata
For most and to many
A servant lacking bonds

Give us your weak and poor, we’ll make them suffer more
Treat them with suspicion, total indifference
Keep them in a state of total uncertainty
To assert full control of their dismal realities

I am an immigrant
Drowning in red tape
I live by the grace
Of those who care not


from Convenience Kills EP, released April 25, 2017
music by Menno Verbaten
lyrics by Menno Verbaten



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The Grand Opiate Los Angeles, California

The Grand Opiate was formed in 2013 under the name SlaveState.
Out of the ashes of SlaveState arose The Grand Opiate, featuring
members of Lightning Swords Of Death, Behold! The Monolith and WitchCasket.
The Grand Opiate plays grindcore, plain and simple.
Grindcore that makes you think and grind your teeth.
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