A chain is as strong as the link that starts bending
The strength of the rest is just inconsequential
Achilles was only as strong as his tendon
Regardless of all his impressive potential

Cobain couldn't shake off his aching depression
Undone by the power to outgun his torment
While sick Robert Durst had a thirst for confession
And finally fell to a cell from a warrant

Though Bowie bestowed the great beauty inside him
And blasted the world with a cannon of stardust
Another inside multiplied and defied him
We can't know what else he might well have guitared us

My nation has long kept the spotlight on progress
But now the one running the show is a raw brute
The links with the rot creaked and snapped and surprised us
Admitting our weakness was never our strong suit