Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even, a silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child's balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There's no sense in trying

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool's gold mouthpiece
Plays wasted words
They prove to warn
That he not busy being born
Is he who's busy dying

Temptation's page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war
Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover
That you'd just be
One more person crying

So don't fear if you hear
A foreign sound to your ear
And it's alright, Ma,
(It's alright, Ma)
And it's alright, Ma,
(It's alright, Ma)
I'm only, I'm only
I'm only saying

As some warn victory, some downfall
Private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eyes that kill to crawl
While others say don't hate nothing at all
All except hatred
All except hatred

Disillusioned words, bullets bark
Human gods aim for their mark
Make everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-coloured Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
'Cause goodness hides behind its gates
But sometimes even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have
To stand naked.

And though the rules of the road have been lodged
It's only people's games that you've got to dodge
And it's alright
(It's alright, Ma)
And it's alright
(It's alright, Ma)
I can, I can, I can, I can make it
I can make it

Advertising signs, they con you
Into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you

You lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks
They've really found you

A question in your nerves is lit
You know there is no answer fit to satisfy
Insure you not to quit
To keep it in your mind and not forget
That he nor she nor them or it
I said he nor she nor them or it
That you belong to
Ah, who belongs to who?

Although the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fool
It's alright, Ma
(It's alright, Ma)
I got nothing, Ma
(I got nothing, Ma)
To live up to
(To live up to)

Them that must obey authority
They do not respect in any degree
Despise their jobs, their destinies
Speak jealously of them that are free
Cares not to come up any higher
Than something they invest in.

While some on principles baptised
To strict party platform ties
Social clubs in drag disguise
Outsiders they can freely criticize
Should you, who have you been idolizing?
I said, should you, who have you been idolizing?
And I say God bless him

While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society's pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole
That he's in

But I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it's alright, Ma
(It's alright, Ma)
I said, it's alright, Ma
(It's alright, Ma)
If I can't please him.

Old ladies and judges, people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenities, who really cares?
Propaganda, all is phoney

While them that defend what they cannot see
A killer's pride, security
It blows the minds most bitterly
For them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes
Must get lonely

My eyes collide head-on with stuffed
At false graveyards
And false gods, I scuff
At pettiness that plays so rough
I walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough
What else can you show me?

And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They'd probably put my head
In a mother-fucking guillotine
And it's alright, Ma
(It's alright, Ma)
And it's alright, Ma
(It's alright, Ma)
That's life, and life only
That's life, and life only

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