Look At Them

Is it wrong to ask for something when you have nothing? Jed Logan didn't think so. He was rock bottom. His family were homeless. Having nothing doesn't just mean you're poor. It means you have no access. No opportunities. No standing. No influence. No effect. No place. No authority. No rights. No voice. You're invisible. Would you be prepared to live the rest of your life like that? Jed wasn't. So one cold January day he walked into a bank and asked the cashier to give him all the money in the till. He wasn't robbing the bank. He didn't have a weapon or threaten anyone. He just asked. But the cashier panicked, handed over the money then hit the emergency button. The alarms went off. The shutters came down. The police arrived. Jed hadn't tried to run but he was arrested for robbery. 


He went to court and pleaded his case, but it fell on deaf ears. It was a ridiculous defence. Asking for something when you have nothing? No credibility. He was convicted and given a jail sentence. Now he had less than nothing. He'd lost his freedom. He'd lost his wife and children. So if you answered 'No' to my previous question, you might want to think again. Having nothing might be a misfortune, but asking for something is a crime. (See also Riding Out The Storm)


 

LOOK AT THEM

 

Look at them, they want it all

They'd have you beg, they'd watch you crawl

They think that all they need to do is clap their hands

To have you sing, to have you dance

 

Look at them, they're all the same

They're only happy when they play their stupid game

Believing they should have much more than they deserve

And we should bow and we should serve

 

But this is your time, these wasted years

And it's your world as much as theirs

And your lot is not to give

Your life is yours to live

 

Look at them, so self assured

When hangers on are hanging on their every word

Believing that will take them where they yearn to be

And they're so blind that they won't see


But this is your time, these wasted years

And it's your world as much as theirs

And your lot is not to give

Your life is yours to live

 
Look at them, they're in a dream
So full of mutual respect and self-esteem
Well, we've been living in their shadow far too long
It has to end, it can't go on
 

But this is your time, these wasted years

And it's your world as much as theirs

And your lot is not to give

Your life is yours to live

 
It's your right to go your way
And your voice should have it's say
It's your choice to not forgive
Your life is yours to live

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