EVERYBODY KNOWS

EVERYBODY  KNOWS

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded.

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed.

Everybody knows the war is over.

Everybody knows the good guys lost.

Everybody knows the fight was fixed.

The poor stay poor, the rich stay rich.

That’s how it goes. Everybody knows.

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Joe Hill, Labor Hero, murdered by the state

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Everybody knows that the boat is leaking.

Everybody knows  the captain lied.

Everybody’s got this broken feeling.

Everybody knows the truth has died.

Everybody knows the deal is rotten.

Everybody knows who’s still picking cotton.

Everybody knows it’s all coming apart.

Take one last look at the sacred heart.

That’s the way it goes: everybody knows.

By Leonard Cohen

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