Tax Free - Joni Mitchell, Karry Klein

    Front rooms
    Back rooms
    Slide into tables
    Crowd into bathrooms
    Joke around
    Cheap talk
    Deep talk
    Talk, talk, talk around the clock
    Crawl home
    Lie down
    Teeth chatter
    Heart pounds
    I don't feel so good
    I don't feel so good
    Push a button to escape
    Preacher on the tube crying "Lord!"
    There's evil in this land

    "Rock and roll music!"
    "Cast down these dope-fiends
    And there noisy bands!"
    "Damn their souls!"

    Preacher preaching love like vengeance
    Preaching love like hate
    Calling for large donations
    Promising estates
    Rolling lawns and angel bands
    Behind the pearly gates
    You know, he will have his in this life
    But yours will have to wait
    He's immaculately tax free

    "Mulitiple hundreds of thousands of ..."
    Tax free
    "Hundreds and millions of dollars"
    Tax free
    "A hundred billion dollars!
    And who is paying the price?
    Who, who
    "Your children are"

    Pissed off
    Jacked up
    Scream into the mike
    Spit into the loving cup
    Strut like a rooster
    March like a man
    God's hired hands and the devil bands
    Packing the same grandstands
    Different clothes
    "Pot in their pockets!"
    Different hair
    "Sexually active"
    Raise a screaming guitar or a bible in the air
    Theatre of anguish
    Theatre of glory
    God's hired hands and the devil bands
    Oh come let us adore---ME!
    Lord, there's danger in this land
    You get witch-hunts and wars
    When church and state hold hands

    Fuck it!
    Tonight I'm going dancing
    With the drag queens and the punks
    Big beat deliver me
    From this sanctimonious skunk
    We're no flaming angels
    And he's not heaven sent
    How can he speak for the Prince of Peace
    When he's hawk-right militant
    And he's immaculately tax free

    "Our nation has lost its guts!"
    Save me
    "Our nation has lost its strength"
    Tax free
    "Our nation has whimpered and cried"
    Save me
    "And petted the Castros"
    Tax free
    "The Khomeinis' and the Kaddafis'"
    Save me
    "For so long"
    Tax free
    "That we don't know how to act like a man"
    Save me
    "I think that we should turn the United States Marines
    loose on that little island south of Florida and
    stop that problem!"
    "I am preachin' love, I am!"

    Marco Giunco
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