Rugged Cross to Bear

from Without the Sound of Violence

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  • Rugged Cross to Bear

The rooster crows at the break of dawn
But I’ve been hearin’ him all night long
“I’m losing”

Give me 20 minutes to be by myself
If I think real hard, I can figure it out
It’s crawling near

There’s a waiting room
With an empty chair
And the president isn’t sittin’ there
‘Cause it’s a rugged cross to bear

I lost my money, I lost my home
Down in the valley of the great unknown
of foolish cares

With one foot in and one foot out
If the economy’s crumbling I can’t hear a sound
We’re moving fear

To another town
To another year
I don’t ask myself why we’re movin’ there
‘Cause it’s a rugged cross to bear

Hey, hey, hey, better put your gun down
there ain’t nobody gonna hold you when the chips are down!

There’s a waiting room
With an electric chair
and the king of love keeps sitting there

I can’t hear a sound
From the jaws of fear
The switch goes down
and he’s still sitting there
He’s still sitting there
‘Cause it’s a rugged cross to bear
It’s a rugged cross to bear