Rich Man's Blood 070112
There’s not a drop of RICH MAN’S BLOOD
in the puddles of this war.
But the blood that’s spilled’s become a flood
of the hungry and the poor.
There is not a trace of RICH MAN’S BLOOD
in the bags that hang beside
the beds of legless soldiers
in the hospitals state side
That’s not the red of RICH MAN’S BLOOD
there in our country’s flag
and it’s not the rich man’s blood
that stains the body bag
The RICH MAN’S BLOOD is thin and runny
Steeped in the dollar sign
The RICH MAN’S BLOOD is blue and precious.
Not like yours and mine.
There’s not an ounce of RICH MAN’S BLOOD
in the dusty blood-soaked road
where the soldiers die and the mothers cry
when the roadside bombs explode.
It’s not the RICH MAN’S BLOOD
that spilled on Calvary
Today the poor man dies
for the rich man’s company
© 2012 Royal T Music