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The word justice


by Jackson Browne. Buy album CD: World In Motion


A man stands up before God and country
Raises his right hand and takes an oath
Swears he has acted in the line of duty
And he more than anyone wants to tell the truth

But there is a need to keep some things a secret
Some weapons shipments--some private wars
In the future democracy will be defended
Behind closed doors

Now the men of Congress who convene to determine
If covert war is a business or a crime
Are the same men who routinely give their permission
For the shedding of blood in security's name

And there is a need to keep some things a secret
The names of some countries--the terms of some deals
And above all the sound of the screams of the innocent
Beneath our wheels

Does the word justice mean anything to you?
Are the features of a lie beginning to come through?

In the streets of America the children are buried
Caught in an avalanche of weapons and drugs
They live and they die in the bowels of a business
That's disguised as a war between The Crips and The Bloods

And there is a need to keep some things a secret
The C.I.A. deals protecting the source
And the government policies directly connecting the drugs and our wars
Does the word justice mean anything to you?

As the battlefield comes home and democracy falls through
I am waiting for the time to come
When the word will be real for everyone
And not just a word but a thing that can be done
But justice must be won



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Album: World In Motion (1989) Lyrics
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  1. A Better Life
  2. All That I Know
  3. All The Way
  4. Blinders
  5. Come Undone
  6. Down To You
  7. Far From Here
  8. Fell Into
  9. Here Comes Hollow
  10. Lion's Roar
  11. Long Shadow
  12. Loose Ends
  13. Ok Alright
  14. Pure
  15. Sharp Edges
  16. She's Giving In
  17. That Curse
  18. Unchanged
  19. World in motion
  20. Enough of the night
  21. Chasing you into the light
  22. How long
  23. Anything can happen
  24. When the stone begins to turn
  25. The word justice
  26. My personal revenge
  27. I am a patriot
  28. Lights and virtues

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