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This Backwards Town

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We got cops on the streets
With quotas to meet
And bums in the slums
With no warm place to sleep
Politicians with missions
Like bringing down the debt
Forget your little issues
Our budget is set

We got hopeless souls
Sleeping in lost holes
Hiding from the long arm of the state
And macho police
To make crime cease
When all they know is hate

And it's upside down
This backwards town
But it's the same the world over
You go to work nine to five
Thank the government you’re alive
And follow every order

Goons tripping on power
Leaves a taste quite sour
Robbing poor people
With paper and pen
Tame dogs for the masters
In peacetime or disasters
They've become pawns
To prove that they're men

And it's upside down
This backwards town
But it's the same the world over
You go to work nine to five
Thank the government you’re alive
And follow every order

We should start it all again
It’ll all be clearer then
See the same sights with new eyes
Find new truths, forget old lies



Life is a lost cause
If we bow down to corrupt laws
And live and die on our knees
If we give into our flaws
We'll perish to applause
No God to hear our pleas

Born to lose
Lost from birth
If life is so precious
Who decided what it's worth?

Born to lose
Lost from birth
If life is so precious
Who decides what it's worth?