"Inside Job" as written by and Don/campbell Henley....
While you were sleeping
They came and took it all away
The lanes and the meadows
The places where you used to play

It was an inside job
By the well-connected
Your little protest
Summarily rejected

It was an inside job
Like it always is
Chalk it up to business as usual

While we are dreaming
This little island disappears
While you are looking the other way
They'll take your right to own your own ideas

And it's an inside job
Favors collected
Your trusted servants
Have left you unprotected

It was an inside job
Like it always is
Just chalk it up
To business as usual

You think that you're so smart
But you don't have a fucking clue
What those men up in the towers
Are doing to me and you
And they'll keep doin' it and doin' it
And doin' it and doin' it
And doin' it and doin' it
And doin' it and doin' it
Until we all wake up
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

I know what I've done wrong
I am acquainted with the night
I know how hard it is
To always walk out in the light

And it's an inside job
To learn about forgiving
It's an inside job
To hang on to the joy of living

They know the road by which you came
They know your mother's maiden name
And what you had for breakfast
And what you've hidden in the mattress

Insect politics
Indifferent universe
Bang your head against the wall
But apathy is worse

It's an inside job
It's an inside job
It's an inside job
Yeh, yeah

It's an inside job
It's an inside job
It's an inside job
It's an inside job

It's an inside job
It's an inside job


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"Inside Job" as written by Michael W. Campbell Don Henley

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    General Comment911... Duh

    Wake up please.
    sEthAmon August 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnot just 9-11 being an inside job..like it always is...but also illumanatti control over everything...and the orwellien world in which we presently live
    johnnyobreadisleaon March 19, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationFirst 2 stanza's are about the sale of public/municipal lands to corporations to build commercial properties without caring about the local residents.

    ie, Walmart coming into a community, 'buying' the land, that's a park and popping up a store because the powers that be think they know best what benefits a community and ignoring local protests against it..

    Stanza's 3 and 4 are about individuals rights versus a corporations rights when it comes to intellectual property. If you are working for a company and come up with an idea and try to patent it, nearly all corporations have legal rights to the idea first, unless they reject it and allow you to pursue it.

    Let us not forget Steve Wozniak inventing the PC while working for, I believe, it was xerox or another company. He had to get their approval before trying to sell them. If you have a patent and try to sell the idea or rights to produce it to a company and it's rejected, they can turn around, reverse engineer it, change enough to file their own patent and put you out of business.

    Your trusted servants are the members of the government at any level, who are supposed to serve you, but have done nothing to limit the scope of control corporations have with industrial espionage and the lobbyists in Washington.

    5 and 6 are pretty self-explanatory.. You can try to pay attention but the back-room deals made between corporations and washington and politician's in general, we are oblivious to. They keep doing it and doing it.

    The last several are that big brother, is in fact watching you. That you are the working poor and that it's hard but you have to do what you have to do. If you're apathetic about things that are happening (between your politicians and corporations and allow it to continue) you will be much worse off down the road.

    "You think that you're so smart
    But you don't have a fucking clue
    What those men up in the towers
    Are doing to me and you"

    You've got the wrong towers Beth.. He is talking about the men, standing in the ivory towers, looking down on all the lowly people..

    Not the WTC Towers..
    GryphonMacon March 15, 2013   Link

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