What side are you on boys
when you salute and click your heels
and do the bidding of a criminal
to whom you deftly kneel
he tars you with the flag
and lies that would not fool a child
as you careen in the limo's back seat
with a whore with eyes gone wild

How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself
How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself

When the mirror finally catches you
just what can you see
through the toadies and the hangers on
and the slime and the debris
has your soul gone for a lap dance
or your conscience overdosed
on pills and party favors
and the ignorance of ghosts

How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself
How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself

Here's hoping that it haunts you
and keeps you up at night
and the thunder brings you back there
where the dogs they howl and bite
and the fresh earth that they move today
to lay another down
will stain your pristine night clothes
a lifeless darkened brown

How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself
How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself

History will judge you my friend
she gets us all in the end
and when you're lying on your death bed
waiting to ascend
the blood of all the innocents
that you condemned to die
will soak you to your skin sir
and leave no time for reply

How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself
How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself

I'll sing this song to men of war
and those who turn their head
and count up all the dollars
they make from all the dead
I'll sing this song to cowards
and insipid little men
who from corporate to the bottom line
rob us with a fountain pen

How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself
How do you live with yourself
how do you live with yourself


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