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It Could Happen To You


They broke off
the locks and they opened the doors
Fixed up the windows and painted the floors
Grew a little garden outside in the rust and sand
Raised up the roof till it touched the sky
Picked up the pieces that were left to die
Brought this building back with a healing hand

When you see
trouble
You’re bound to move on the double
You leave your mark on everything
In your head those Liberty Bells still ring
But we know that you don’t even mean a thing you say

So you brought
in the army to do your job
Kicking in doors and swinging their clubs
Back in the morning to watch
Themselves on the news
You’re doing the bidding of the money man
If it turns out right they’ll call you a friend
One little favor how could you really refuse

Oh my heart is
sinking
Same old useless worn out thinking
You live your life in the court of kings
Bow to the ruler and kiss the ring

But we don’t
even understand a thing you say
It could happen to you
It could happen to you
It could happen to you sometime
When you least expect it

Done by the
ones that you never suspected
All your bills come due
It could happen to you
You really got to wonder why you did for
Cause you don’t need an army
to move out the poor

You brought it
out once I know
You could bring it again
Oh my heart is sinking
Same old useless thinking
Live your life in the court of kings
Count your money as the raven sings

Safe and sound
when the wrecking ball swings
But all your riches won’t mean a thing someday
It could happen to you
It could happen to you
It could happen to you

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