Payale Royale have released the pointed "Massacre, the New American Dream," a rollicking protest song shouting down the United States' ongoing issues with gun violence.

Besides just recording the heated anthem of government distrust and generational angst, however, the Las Vegas-based Canadian rockers are putting their money where their mouths are. Proceeds from sales of the stand-alone single will go to benefit gun violence advocacy organization Giffords and student-led demonstration March for Our Lives. Read the song's lyrics and listen to Palaye Royale's "Massacre" toward the bottom of this post.

"This is a protest," the band shared in a statement. "In hopes to give this new generation a revolution in the form of an anthem. We are all on the verge of waking up and truly understanding that people should not be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of their people. This is how we feel about the current state of America. We are the new era, united we stand, in search of retribution for those who have been wronged."

The message continued, "We are tired of seeing innocent people being gunned down so unbelievably often and still there is no change. How many more innocent people have to die for change to happen? Government and the news share no sort of resolve or actions of change for these problems."

Last year, Palaye Royale released their second album Boom Boom Room (Side B). Since then, the group has issued subsequent non-album singles "Fucking With My Head," "Nervous Breakdown" and "Hang on to Yourself."

(Come on) all you killers on your killing sprees
(Come on) A massacre's the new American dream
(Come on) And all the kids on the murder scene
A massacre, the new American dream

Fed lies since the day I was conceived
A bastard son, a rebel, now look at me
Went from homeless to your TV screen
How's this for the American dream?
Feed pills to society
Give you a gun now there's a killing spree
I’ve given up on America’s racist agenda
I'm fucked up from prescriptions and antidepressants

Massacre
Generation Y, Generation why are we
Why are we so casual bout these casualties?

(Come on) all you killers on your killing sprees
(Come on) A massacre's the new American dream
(Come on) And all the kids on the murder scene
A massacre, the new American dream

In every church, school, and synagogue
Virginia to Littleton, when it will stop?
Turn on the tv, a nightmare or dream?
On every station massacre's all I see

Massacre
Generation Y, Generation why are we
Why are we so casual bout these casualties?

(Come on) all you killers on your killing sprees
(Come on) A massacre's the new American dream
(Come on) And all the kids on the murder scene
A massacre, the new American dream

I've had enough of prescriptions and antidepressants
I’ve had enough of you giving your people some weapons
Massacre

(Come on) all you killers on your killing sprees
(Come on) A massacre's the new American dream
(Come on) And all the kids on the murder scene
A massacre, the new American dream

Palaye Royale, "Massacre, the New American Dream"

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