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Good Luck

GOOD LUCK (J Neo Marvin)

Once upon a time we had beautiful demands
We knew the door would open at our command
That was way back when we still believed
If we kept on screaming, screaming at a wall
It would someday fall. (OK, now what?)

And wouldn’t we like to see our dreams come true?
Won’t happen fast…great leader, we want to have faith in you
We know you sold yourself thousands of times to win this bet
And every one of your failures will be called a success, and vice versa.

We want to live a better life
It makes us susceptible to bribes
A new and brighter dog is in the house
I’m trying to swallow all my doubts.
Wait and see, that’s what we always do.

Deep in the heart of this twisted land
The bile pumps cold and the bile pumps hot, it may never stop
And when a light comes on, shadows grow tall and spread out their arms
And when justice grows, they sound the alarm.

Always something to defend
Every step around the bend
New heroes rise up every day
Trying to take our crumbs away
We want to live a better life
It makes us susceptible to bribes
A new and brighter dog is in the house
We live in hope, we live in doubt.

© 1993 Undulant Rhetoric (BMI)