Song Lyrics - Class Warfare

If I dare to compare... this is a little Dylanesque protest.... It's class warfare but I don't care....

I made a mistake and read the news today
About how a pale expressionless man got away
With hurting people and polluting his way
To a golden parachute while we all slave away

Am I supposed to be happy about this turn of events?
When a man sits in a tower and manipulates dollars and cents
Because people really aren’t anything to him but malcontents
I just shook my head and added to my list of discontents

So what’s the story?
Why does wrong get the glory?
Why is salvation illusory?
Why do good men live in poverty?
Why do the rich write our history?
Why do the meek remain thirsty?
Why do the quenched kill our country?
Why is God's love such a mystery?
What’s the story?
What’s the story?

Everybody’s telling me I’m just jealous
Always sitting around and drinking with the fellas
Not knowing what to do, expecting someone to tell us
Believing the rich work hard to try and deceive us

But that ain’t it my good friend
You see life ain’t all about accumulatin’
And to choose to live humbly is worth glorifin’
So try to understand because I ain’t apologizin'

So what’s the story?
Why does wrong get the glory?
Why is salvation illusory?
Why do good men live in poverty?
Why do the rich write our history?
Why do the meek remain thirsty?
Why do the quenched kill our country?
Why is God such a phony?
What’s the story?
What’s the story?

When is the human race ever going to learn
You can’t keep taking and never waiting your turn
There’s no virtue in selfishness and what you earn
You know who said it but it’s her books time to burn

I’m going just say these things and put myself out there
I don’t care if you think I’m a loser whose going nowhere
‘Cause if I don’t say something then whose gonna care?
You can laugh but it's time for some class warfare

So what’s the story?
Why does wrong get the glory?
Why is salvation illusory?
Why do good men live in poverty?
Why do the rich write our history?
Why do the meek remain thirsty?
Why do the quenched kill our country?
Why is God for some men only?
What’s the story?
What’s the story?

I know their type ‘cause I’m not so young anymore
They smile at you but their sincerity is something to ignore
It’s not real because they’re really looking at the floor
Just hoping you go away so they can keep mining the ore

It’s a loser’s lament and I know that’s where it’s at
I’m may cry but I tell you I’m not impressed with all that
You take your millions and be a fat cat
But I'm not afraid of you because I ain’t no rat

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AUPADHYAY 5 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

Very interesting poem. I give it an awesome.


JadedLove 5 years ago

Simply beautiful in many ways. Song plays in my heart as the dancing flames call me in. Voted up awesome and beautiful. Wonderful write my friend.


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Great lyrics. When will we hear you sing it. :-)


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Teylina 5 years ago

Love this ending! That puts a smiley face on the end, but the rest is truly awesomely done! Too many whys w/no answers!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Aupadhyay - Thank you. I was kind of hit mentally with one of those stories of wealth accumulation that sort of struck a nerve....

@JadedLove - Thank you man. So you're the love moth? Ha... by the way you are incredibly prolific. It's unreal....

@PenMePretty - I don't know if you'll ever hear me sing it. I'm no singer. I probably have a three note range; but Dylan wasn't exactly George Michael with the vocals either was he? Thank you for commenting as always.

@Teylina - Thanks. I was wondering if anyone would catch the cat/rat thing... They can't hurt me because I don't play their game. So I've exempted myself. I need some answers don't I?

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