There's no passionate way to say
Give me the strength to forget that day
Conditional love means a broken heart
And I put the horse before the cart

A brush with the law, the law of the land
I say "I will" on demand
What did we expect from an autograph
A shot at redemption and an epitaph

It's not worth the paper it's printed on
Feels like fool's gold
It's not worth the metal it's minted on
But something wonderful to behold

The sons are returning from another war
To the vows of the women they have longed for
He is proud he is sad he is mad as hell
'Cause he can't pin the medal on his own lapel

It's not worth the metal it's minted on
Feels like fool's gold
It's not worth the paper it's printed on
But something beautiful so cold

Honesty is an angel but a devil too
How do you confess to what you didn't do?
Remorse buys your freedom but your soul dies
And a posthumous pardon is your star prize

It's not worth the paper it's printed on
And it feels like fool's gold
It's not worth the metal it's minted on
But something wonderful to behold
It's not worth the paper....


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