Stevie WonderUsed To Be

With Charlene Superman was killed in Dallas There's no love left in the palace Someone took the Beatles' lead guitar Have another Chivas Regal You're 12 years old and sex is legal Your parents don't know where or who you are Used to be the hero of the ballgame Took the time to shake the loser's hand Used to be that failure only meant you didn't try In a world where people gave a damn Great big wars in little places Look at all those frightened faces But don't come here, we just don't have the room Love thy neighbours wife and daughter Cleanse your life with Holy water We don't need to bathe, we've got perfume Used to be a knight in shining armour Didn't have to own a shiny car Dignity and courage were the measure of a man Not the drugs he needs to hide the scar Can your teacher read, does your preacher pray Does your president have soul Have you heard a real good ethnic joke today Mama took to speed and daddy ran away But you mustn't lose control Let's cut the class, I got some grass The kids are wild we just can't tame 'em Do we have the right to blame them We fed them all our indecisions We wrecked their minds with television But what the hell, they're too young to feel pain But I believe that love can save tomorrow Believe the truth can make us free Someone tried to say it, then we nailed Him to a cross I guess it's still the way it used to be
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