Philosophy Of The Common People


                         We are not a national football hero
                              we’re not a big-time Hollywood star

                         We’re not among the wealthy or the famous
                              and have never known the taste of caviar

                         We are the everyday working woman
                              and the ordinary working man

                         We don’t always do what we think right
                              but, by God, we do the best that we can

                         We are the common people and lately
                              it seems we have no common voice

                         Our vote that one time seemed to matter
                              is drowned in shallow sound-bite voice

                         The corporation lobby holds the power
                              Benedict Arnold’s in the Capitol tower

                         We can’t ignore your gilded greed much longer
                              we love our children, we have no choice

                         We want education with morality for our youth
                              we want health care and a decent job

                         And from the future of our children’s children
                              we want corrupt politicians to cease to rob

                         You claim your primary interest is our protection
                              from terrorism of a foreign shore

                         But you ignore problems within our own borders
                              disregard our sick and hinder our poor

                         The price for basic services keeps going up
                              you make no proposal for our health care

                         You pollute the planet of our children’s future
                              building weapons from funds that are not there

                         You sing your twisted praise to Jesus
                              while ignoring the people’s basic diseases

                         And bow to your big-oil, world bank war-machine
                              as if this somehow, our Creator pleases

                         Now, you can talk about Marx and Engels
                              and the unsound theories of Adam Smith

                         And you can blend your New World Order into
                              a synchronized hypocritical synthetic myth

                         But this lesson comes from a prophet long ago
                              who went up against established institution

                         If you don’t uphold interests of the common people
                              there will be revolution but no true solution

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