That’s How Every Empire Falls

Padlock the door and board the windows
Put the people in the street
“It’s just my job,” he says “I’m sorry.”
And draws a check, goes home to eat
But at night he tells his woman
“I know I hide behind the laws.”
She says, “You’re only taking orders.”
That’s how every empire falls.

Full lyrics HERE.

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One thought on “That’s How Every Empire Falls

  1. …at first I expected a link to a Noam Chomsky dialogue… but this song from John Prine explains the process far more profoundly…

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