NO APOLOGIES

The general offered no apologies
He said, “The soldiers erred in judgement
They should have hired a hooker”
No apologies
to the outraged Japanese
No “Sorry little girl”
The pigs just took her
Tire skids and teethmarks
What happened to this place?
Lawyers and loan sharks
Are laying America to waste

Freddie said that Juan thinks
I think he’s the devil
What a lofty title
For such a petty little tyrant
Bigger beasts abound
And they kick this world around
At this crazy speed
Of violence and greed

Tire skids and teethmarks
What happened to this place?
Lawyers and loan sharks
Are laying America to waste

So what makes a man a man
In these tough times
As druglords buy up the banks
And warlords radiate the oceans
Ecosystems fail
Snakes and snails and puppy tails
Are wagging in the womb
Beneath the trampled moon

Tire skids and teethmarks
What happened to this place?
Lawyers and loan sharks
Are laying America to waste

The general offered
No apologies

JONI MITCHELL

DOODLE DOODLE DOODLE DOCUMENTARY

3 Responses to 'NO APOLOGIES'

  1. suzy says:

    How Joni can say so much in one brief poem.
    Snakes (snips) snails and puppy tails time to give power to sugar and spice and everything nice? Would be nice to find out if it would bring more balance to the world.

  2. The problem with fame: once the ship has sailed, no apologies is all that’s left. Don’t change Rosie!

  3. Andy says:

    amen amen amen