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Marion: the Gates of Hell

I heard you were in Marion.
That you'd crossed the gates of Hell.
Beaten, shackled and handcuffed
and thrown into a darkened cell.

Dragged into the belly
of the child of Alcatraz
Disguised as a country club
to hide the devil's wrath.

It doesn't matter what you did
to end up in that place.
No one has created
a crime so great
as Marion.

Someone called the other day.
Said they'd looked the other way
when men armed with the colour
of law pinched you with a claw.

But they won't help you.
They won't even try.
For what they've done
they need to hide.

So they'll just sit there by their pools
like good sheep following the rules.
They'll laugh and drink and joke
about their friend who walked the rope
to Marion.

Free the prisoners who are in Marion.
Stop the torture that goes on in Marion.
or someday you may be there too.

It must be hard confronting such power.
Being afraid to take a shower.
Defending your manhood and pride.
Watching all your brothers die.

Congress tries and tries
to control the people's lives.
Bloated with power and greed.
They're just liars, traitors and thieves.

So many have given their lives
be-cause some-one called their politics crimes.
How long would the judges survive
if they were given some time
in Marion?

Today it's him
and tomorrow it's us.
While they torture, they claim
In God they trust.

They tell their lies on our TVs
as they spread their satanic disease.
The truth no one can see
till they're in the Belly of the Beast.

So many scream out for justice
but the public doesn't want to hear.
They would rather not know the truth.
They would rather not feel the fear
of Marion

Stop the terror that's killing America.
Free the political prisoners in Marion
or someday you may be there too.

Some people think
that I'm wasting my time
writing about people inside.

So few care.
So few help.
They just think of themselves.

How can I ever ignore
the pain I suffered before
when I washed dishes
on a blood-stained floor
at Marion?

Free the prisoners.
Jail the judges.
Give the people
truth and justice
or you may be in Marion too.

Free the prisoners.
Jail the judges.
Give the people
truth and justice
or you may be in Marion too.

Free the prisoners.
Jail the judges.
Give the people
truth and justice
or you may be in Marion too.