They are pulling the people's teeth
One by one
by one by one
This is how it will work:
First they take your freedom, your autonomy and your choices.
Then, they take your hope, until you think you've nothing left.
Finally, they take your voice, so that no one can hear you scream. That's when you take to the streets.
When you've little to lose but your own life.
That's when you become their worst nightmare.
This is a lesson they'll never understand.