The Winning Side

Another hour has passed away,
Another slowly turning moment of another endless day
But nothing’s changed at all, he still walks from wall to wall
And every year that passes by
Will be one less year for living when he finally steps outside
A heavy price to pay, to waste your life away

CHORUS
Ah but justice is a fickle thing
One law for the common man, another for the king
And don’t you know when kings can’t win the game
It won’t be long ’til all the rules are changed
And it’s all justified when you’re on the winning side

The man who stands in jail today
Could well become tomorrow’s leader, that’s how history often plays
The price it’s understood is sometimes paid in blood
And when the battle lines are drawn
Who can foretell who’ll be the one to play the king or play the pawn
Or who will bear the blame in such a deadly game

Even one day is too much time
To be held without a charge, to be condemned without a crime
A cruel irony in the land of liberty
For when it comes to human rights
Why is it always in some foreign land we choose to stand and fight
When will we realize what’s right before our eyes

Never Learned to Dance – Green Linnet, GLCD 1124
Words and Music, Robbie O’Connell © 1990 Slievenamon Music (BMI)

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