Justice Games

from To Create by Richard Garvey

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Richard Garvey - voice, guitar

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Every story has at least two sides
so you can't just flip a coin when you decide
who lives, who dies
Justice oh justice. where have you gone?
you're judges and police can't be counted

so how about you and I just draw straws
the shortest one walks, the longest one crawls from the law
Justice oh justice, where have you gone?
have you forgotten to teach me right from wrong?

I was born a poor child I grew up fast
and wished I could afford
The dreams of my parents.
How they worked so hard.
to feed my mouth
try to grow
my mind

so I learned everything a boy ought know.
and I went places, good men ought not go
so curious, I questioned.
Justice oh justice, where have you been.
there's death on the streets.
whose bloods on your hands

I risked it all
just to raise my voice
to grab some attention
make some noise
I cried injustice
dissent was mine
I got beat down.
I crossed the line

the police brought me in to draw straws with the judge.
but he cried guilty wouldn't hear me plead for what I done
Justice oh justice, now I know your game
when people start to question, you build a bigger cage
Injustice, Injustice, silence is your game
I tossed you a nickel, wheres my head. whats my name

credits

from To Create, track released September 12, 2012
Recorded at The Sound Distillery in Downtown Kitchener, ON, 2012
Produced by Richard Garvey with Dave Houde
Engineered by William Muir
Mixed by Dave Houde and William Muir
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering

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Richard Garvey

Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer.

All of my songs/albums are available by donation. Thanks for enjoying the tunes. I also use patreon to earn my living so check that out!
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