The smog's thick as pea soup,
In the Heilongjiang province town Harbin,
Poor Beijing's had a coup.
It's news like this that puts into perspective,
How fucked up the world is,
If there weren't genocide and famine,
All decent folk would be incredulous.
But a person has to choose his battles,
Well, many have no choice,
It is hard to decry the sky falling,
When the state took your voice,
Or killed your child,
Or foreclosed on your home,
Add human desire to make sense of life,
Most just want the news to leave them alone.