TALES FROM THE WICKED KRACKER

SWAMP TRASH BAND USA © 2014
– Shadow Powers

Running headlong in a blinding fury, 
trying to catch that midnight train 
Burning bridges all in my wake, 
I ain’t going back again. 
El Diablo is at the helm, 
it’s your regular nightmare scene 
One claw’s on the throttle baby, 
the other one’s on the steam.

Sonny’s been in all kinds of trouble, 
both at school and with the cops 
Not really sure who his daddy is 
and the welfare checks have stopped 
Always protesting this or that, 
saying he won’t believe the hype 
Baby’s living with Grandma now, 
cause Mama’s back on the pipe.

Affirmative action is the new racism, 
hate crimes’ the new thought control 
But freedom don’t care about the color of your 
skin or what’s in your soul 
It’s a regular 1984, 
it’s a Brave New World alright 
The next thing you know 
they’ll be dragging you away 
for being straight, Christian and white.

Hoppin’ aboard that moving car, 
done caught the midnight train 
Careening on forward down the tracks 
and the destination ain’t plain 
The phrase “thou mayest” is swirling around 
and I’m doin’ the best I can 
It’s free will that will free you son, 
It's a gift from God to man.