Wasteland Of The Free - Iris Dement

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  1. Dwight Ward

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    Living In The Wasteland Of The Free

    We've got preachers dealing in politics and diamond mines
    And their speech is growing increasingly unkind
    And they say they are Christ's disciples
    But they don't look like Jesus to me
    It feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

    We got politicians running races on corporate cash
    Now don't tell me they don't turn around and kiss them peoples' ass
    You may call me old-fashioned
    But that don't fit my picture of a true democracy
    And it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

    We got CEO's making two hundred times the workers' pay
    But they'll fight like hell against raising the minimum wage
    If you don't like it, mister, they'll ship your job
    To some third-world country across the sea
    And it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

    Living in the wasteland of the free
    Where the poor have now become the enemy
    'Let's blame our troubles on the weak ones'
    Sounds like some kind of Hitler remedy
    Living in the wasteland of the free

    We got little kids with guns fighting inner-city wars
    So what do we do? We put these little kids behind prison doors
    And we call ourselves the advanced civilization
    That sounds like crap to me
    Feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

    We got high-school kids running around in Calvin Klein and Guess
    Who cannot pass a sixth-grade reading test
    But if you ask them, they can tell you
    The name of every crotch on MTV
    And it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

    We kill for oil, then we throw a party when we win
    Some guy refuses to fight and we call that the sin
    But he's standing up for what he believes in
    And that seems pretty damned American to me
    And it feels like I am living in the wasteland of the free

    While we sit gloating in our greatness
    Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea
    Living in the wasteland of the free
    Living in the wasteland of the free
    Living in the wasteland of the free
     

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