I know that it happened, I know the story


But that was years and years ago


Still you’re pushing and still your claiming


The pound of flesh you say I owe




Ch: We’ve already paid for it


We’ve already swung for it


We’ve already died for it


Why can’t you leave us alone?




There is no whitewash, there’s no conspiracy


You’re not a victim any more


Yes I know it’s easy to be a loser


When you spill acid in your sores




Ch: We’ve already paid for it…




Bring in the hard men, bring in the armoury


If escalation’s what you want


Everybody needs an enemy


But I don’t want to be yours




Ch: We’ve already paid for it…




(Sullivan/Morrow 1981)


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