It's All Right, Ma: The New Hampshire Primary Revisited

As some warn victory, some downfall           
Private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
To make all that should be killed to crawl
While others say don't hate nothing at all
Except hatred.



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For them that must obey authority

That they do not respect in any degree
Who despise their jobs, their destinies
Speak jealously of them that are free
Cultivate their flowers to be
Nothing more than something
They invest in.



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While some on principles baptized

To strict party platform ties
Social clubs in drag disguise
Outsiders they can freely criticize
Tell nothing except who to idolize
And then say God bless him.



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Old lady judges watch people in pairs

Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony.



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While them that defend what they cannot see

With a killer's pride, security
It blows their minds most bitterly
For them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes
Must get lonely.



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My eyes collide head-on with stuffed graveyards

False gods, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough
What else can you show me?



And if my thought-dreams could be seen

They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only.

Lyrics by Bob Dylan

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