Hey, baby I just got back from townWhere the bribes are paid Honey, they turned my offer down They say the deal’s already made
So now I gotta stand and watchWhile it all comes down And the buzzards and the hawks And the judges and the mob Circle round
Now if I were the queen of all the worldI would go in chains just to see you free
Of the ropes that bind youAnd the role you play And the pride that hooks you While the big ones get away
Love junkies wanna change the worldIt quickly stays the same Money junkies hire all the smart ones Power junkies run the game
One step at a timePolarity Hill If the bad guys don’t get you, baby Then the good guys will
With angels on the takeAnd the gangsters in the yard Hey, don’t the wars come easy? Hey, don’t the peace come hard?
Now if I had a way to reach the skyI’d grab that crescent moon Wield it like a knife Save you from the lies
From the ropes that bind youAnd the role you play And the game that hooks you While the big ones get away
A chill goes down my spine every time I hear this song, and I hear it a lot. It gets into your head and just won’t leave. So much meaning, feeling, pain, sadness, and despair that resonates with so many of us who face the injustice and cruelty of this world because of the soul destroying system we live under.