Lyrics - Citizen Cain


You can lead a horse to water

But you cannot make him drink

You can own a man's whole work for life

But you cannot make him think what you want

You can tell them all a thousand lies

But you don't own the world

You can give her everything you want

But you won't have my girl

Man you leave it all in pieces

Let us all come and clean it up

Love to see your name in the papers

Like to hang out at your club

Like to drive around in your silver car

As if it were a cloud

Like to call yourself a legend

But if you were you wouldn't be that proud


Citizen cain, citizen cain

Your money don't buy you love

Citizen cain, citizen cain

I don't know what you could be thinking of

Citizen cain, citizen cain

Don't you think that you have the keys

You might own all the locks in this whole damn town

But there ain't no chains on me

You like to do everybody favors

Then take it all back in spades

Keep everyone you know under your big bad thumb

Until they start to fade

You like to think you're king of the western world

But he died long ago

You like to give yourself to charity

As long as everybody else knows

CHORUS (two more times)

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