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THE DOOR

Copyright 2017 Robert E. Shandor

 

 

She was ultra-hip

And he was oh-so cool

They were king and queen

Of my high school

She was everything

A girl could be

And he was like the star of

A hit show on TV

 

They both had their dreams

Of what they’d like to be

And they had their hopes for

Building family

They thought about a baby

Hey, why not two

And if they got lucky

Maybe even have a few

 

Well…livin’ ain’t easy when the deck’s been stacked

By those old-boy cronies who scratch each other’s back

They’re featherin’ their nests, always takin’ more

While the rest of us get shown the door

Yeah…the rest of us get shown the door

 

They knew life would be easy

‘Cause they were no fools

Yeah, all the things around them

Were just their tools

But what they didn’t know

At that time

Was the world around them

Didn’t take their dreams to mind

 

College costs kept rising

And jobs were slim

All the truth around them

Came crashing in

Amazed they were to find

How tough their world could be

Their dreams of home and children

Disappeared eventu’lly

 

Well…livin’ ain’t easy when the deck’s been stacked

By those old-boy cronies who scratch each other’s back

They’re featherin’ their nests, always takin’ more

While the rest of us get shown the door

Yeah…the rest of us get shown the door

 

Workin’ three jobs

All night and day

Can’t afford their bills

On what they’re paid

They get no benefits

And no health care

The country that they live in

Plans to privatize their air

 

Now she’s not so hip

And he’s no longer cool

Their failed society

Has turned life cruel

So they’ve swallowed their dreams

Like shards of glass

On their thoughts for a good life

They’ve had to take a pass

 

Well…livin’ ain’t easy when the deck’s been stacked

By those old-boy cronies who scratch each other’s back

They’re featherin’ their nests, always takin’ more

While the rest of us get shown the door

Yeah…the rest of us get shown the door

 

Yeah…the rest of us get shown the door