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Honourable Men

Rod MacDonald
Language: English


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[1982]
Nell’album collettivo “CooP - Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 2) New Interpreters”, Folkways Records.

FFSE102
Upon their honour as Americans
they hired the bullets to fly
straight from a window or some grassy knoll
to the place where people die
and no one was found and no one was guilty
who wasn't dead when he was tried
and the bullets keep ringing their questions out
like shots comin' back in the night

Part of the plan
to hide in the darkness
in peace and in war
part of the plan
part of the plan
For somebody to take the fall
and after all
these were honourable men

Somebody had oil, somebody had money
to pay for guns and for lives
somebody had secrets too much depended
on keepin' locked up inside
somebody had time to put away the cops
till killers were safely away
somebody had time to put away a patsy
who never have nothin' to say

Part of the plan
to hide in the darkness
in peace and in war
part of the plan
part of the plan
For somebody to take the fall
and after all
these were honourable men

They bring the bodies back home in coffins
draped in American flags
to stand for the cameras one last time
for tv and photograph mags
and with every slain leader the soul of a people
goes a little down in the well
and in darkness and hiding these honourable men
are satisfied with themselves

Part of the plan
to hide in the darkness
in peace and in war
part of the plan
part of the plan
For somebody to take the fall
and after all
these were honourable men

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/5/17 - 09:54



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