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Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance

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Piesa Jackson Browne Lives in the Balance face parte de pe albumul Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 , lansat in anul 2005 la casa de discuri Inside Recordings .

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I've been waiting for something to happen 
For a week or a month or a year 
With the blood in the ink of the headlines 
And the sound of the crowd in my ear 
 
You might ask what it takes to remember 
When you know that you've seen it before 
Where a government lies to a people 
And a country is drifting to war 
 
And there's a shadow on the faces 
Of the men who send the guns 
To the wars that are fought in places 
Where their business interest runs 
 
On the radio talk shows and the TV 
You hear one thing again and again 
How the U.S.A. stands for freedom 
And we come to the aid of a friend 
 
But who are the ones that we call our friends 
These governments killing their own? 
Or the people who finally can't take any more 
And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone 
 
There are lives in the balance 
There are people under fire 
There are children at the cannons 
And there is blood on the wire 
 
There's a shadow on the faces 
Of the men who fan the flames 
Of the wars that are fought in places 
Where we can't even say the names 
 
They sell us the president the same way 
They sell us our clothes and our cars 
They sell us every thing from youth to religion 
The same time they sell us our wars 
 
I want to know who the men in the shadows are 
I want to hear somebody asking them why 
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are 
But they're never the ones to fight or to die 
 
And there are lives in the balance 
There are people under fire 
There are children at the cannons 
And there is blood on the wire


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