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Hunger in the Land of Plenty

Children go to sleep with nothing to eat in
     the land of milk and honey
 “I’m sorry my daughter, I’m sorry my son,
     but your parents have no money”
Ah, there’s hunger, hunger in the land of plenty

Wandering the street with nothing to eat
     in the rain and snow and sorrow
Politicians dine on caviar and wine saying
     there’s a bright tomorrow
Blind to the hunger, hunger in the land
     of plenty

CEO’s fire more, move the jobs offshore
     while they drink imported sherry
“Hunger in the land, we don’t understand,
     the poor gotta have that load to carry”
Cold hearts feel no hunger, hunger in
     the land of plenty

The rich want more, the rich want more
While the poor they ain’t got any
Good for the few, good for the few
Hell on earth for the many
Oh, there’s hunger, hunger in the land of plenty
Hunger, hunger in the land of plenty

A girl goes to sleep with nothing to eat
     crying on her dolly’s shoulder
A boy goes to sleep with cold winter’s
     feet hoping there’ll be heat when he’s older
     and an end to this

Hunger, hunger in the land of plenty
Hunger, hunger in the land of plenty
Hunger, hunger in the land of plenty

--John F., Adult