Political World

We live in a political world,

Love don't have any place.

We're living in times where men commit crimes

And crime don't have a face

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We live in a political world,

Icicles hanging down,

Wedding bells ring and angels sing,

Clouds cover up the ground.

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We live in a political world,

Wisdom is thrown into jail,

It rots in a cell, is misguided as hell

Leaving no one to pick up a trail.

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We live in a political world

Where mercy walks the plank,

Life is in mirrors, death disappears

Up the steps into the nearest bank.

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We live in a political world

Where courage is a thing of the past

Houses are haunted, children are unwanted

The next day could be your last.

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We live in a political world.

The one we can see and can feel

But there's no one to check, it's all a stacked deck,

We all know for sure that it's real.

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We live in a political world

In the cities of lonesome fear,

Little by little you turn in the middle

But you're never why you're here.

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We live in a political world

Under the microscope,

You can travel anywhere and hang yourself there

You always got more than enough rope.

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We live in a political world

Turning and a'thrashing about,

As soon as you're awake, you're trained to take

What looks like the easy way out.

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We live in a political world

Where peace is not welcome at all,

It's turned away from the door to wander some more

Or put up against the wall.

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We live in apolitical world

Everything is hers or his,

Climb into the frame and shout God's name

But you're never sure what it is.

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Copyright 1989 Special Rider Music

First release: Oh Mercy, 1989

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