i'm just a chicago cab driver
and i prefer the neighborhoods
'cause you seem to run into a more interesting crowd of people in the neighborhoods
but we got guys out here so mesmerized by television and drugs and superficial things
(laugh)
they're fucked up
a lot of kids just aren't looking at the future as really a bright point in their life
when you have a bleak outlook, that would lend itself to alcohol and drug abuse
our country is self-destructing from within

some say russia is not dead at all, it's gonna come back
who gives a fuck about what's happening overseas at this point in time?
i'm not worried about a russian soldier walking down state street any time in the very near future
i am worried about my daughter or son, my girlfriend walking out
getting hit over the head for ten dollars in her purse
i am addressing the issue of guys going out there, sticking you and me up to get our money
so he can pay for his drug fix

desperate state
desperate state of affairs
where do you think america is going?
desperate state
desperate state of affairs
i worry about that

i mean, we're, we're such a materialistic society that uh
we've reached, uh, a level of diminishing returns, i think, now
and nobody wins in a situation like that
there are no winners
the only people suffering, as usual, are the little guys
people don't even smile
you know, you walk down the street and you look at these couples
they don't even embrace each other anymore
everyone's living in a perpetual state of fear
something has to be done
our country is self-destructing from within
in two or three years it's gonna be my butt

i'm just a chicago cab driver
i have a feeling that we elected some people up there to represent our needs and aspirations
that don't seem to be doing a damn good job
bush's former head of the CIA, you know, a guy like him
kinda puts the nail in the coffin
it's like big brother's trying to push his weight around
at least clinton came from somewhat meager means
he can relate to the common guy, he knows what we're going through
(laugh)

desperate state
desperate state of affairs
where do you think america is going?
desperate state
desperate state of affairs
i worry about that

there is no perfect system
no such thing as a perfect system but there certainly could be a more equitable system
where the average worker could make a decent living and support his family
give them a good education, adequate health, and some, uh, hope for the future
there is no hope for the future
we're not talking that far in the distance any longer
we have the technology at hand right now to self-destruct

...got these people that elected these politicians that appoints this guy that appoints this guy
and they're all of the same narrow ideology
and they're trying to promote, push their values onto you
it doesn't seem to be too difficult to see that that's not gonna work
we'll be at each other's throats forever

i think that the rodney king beating
just brought it all out
no peace without justice
i have a feeling that we're walking on thin ice in that area
there has to be a type of value system here
and we're all gonna have to come up with a meeting of the minds in the very near future
it's up to you

desperate state
desperate state of affairs
where do you think america is going?
desperate state
desperate state of affairs
i worry about that



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