down and out in england, rocky road, government corruption

Rocky Road to Ruin

I'm on the Rocky Road to Ruin
Been travellin' these years alone
I've been wandering through the wilderness
Trying to find me a job and a home.

Same old story in every ghost town
If I had me a pound for each one
The jobs and the good times they came and they went
And now even the whiskey is gone.

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They say were all in this together
Yeah yeah yeah
They say everyone must do there bit
Yeah yeah yeah
So why are some folk swimming in gold
While others are swimming in shit.
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Now they hung 'em from the lamposts
Just like they said that they would
But there was nobody there to clean up the streets
So that made a fat lot of good.

The day came for the revolution
But the turnout was just fifty three
Even though all the propaganda had failed
The Final was on TV.

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So I'll keep on movin' on
Through the wind and the rain and the sun
No, I'm not the only one on this Rocky Road.

We thought the corruption had ended
But it runs in the genes of the rich
Life never was a bed of roses
But now it's a son of a bitch.

I lost my life in the City
I could not get over the loss
They tried to make me into something
That I never was.

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So I'll keep on keepin' on
Through the wind and the rain and the sun
No, I'm not the only one on this Rocky Road.

© Severn Dwyer. 2012

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