Have you heard on the news? Another let off madman Another screw on the loose Is it the judge or the badman?
What's the matter these days? No one has the courage to put them away Nobody has any faith 'Cause there's a breakdown of justice and order
[Chorus:] Waiting for justice, waiting for justice of the peace Waiting for justice, waiting for justice of the peace
When I remember back the memories of yesteryear (they really say "yesterday") With all the friends and all the times When people were carefree And walking down the street When everyone knew everyone And all the houses' doors were open No had to care; those days are gone Those days are gone
I long for the times when you could Wander down the street unharmed When people didn't have much money But didn't seem to care It must be the cynic in me But I don't really like things now The violence, the attitudes Aggression that you see everyday A sick society looks the other way