Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows…

So much in the words of a song, by Leonard Cohen.

Listen to it on YouTube.

Pic by Rama via Wikimedia Commons.

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One thought on “Everybody knows

  1. Oh no. I’d not actually listened to the words much before, apart from the chorus – “Everybody knows” so this is completely new spin on the song for me. A protest song relevant to the times we’re living in? I shall just have earworm with it now for a few days….!

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