Castles
written by Gary Marks © 1974 Arewea Co. ASCAP

You're the power.
It's amazing how you've grown.
You could tie my hands,
at your command expect me to fold.
 
We can stand up you say, stand against you lawfully.
But when no one is watching 
the ones who dare it are brought to their knees.
 
But the country that's gonna last is the one that let's everybody speak.
 
I know you don't believe you can tell me all the truth.
Now it's gotten so that you yourself don't know what to do.
Sitting in your castle tower with the power of ten million men.
So caught into your concerns you forget to remember the reason you were sent.
 
But the country that's gonna last is the one that let's everybody see.
 
I've seen you in history before, thinking yours is the only way, just like the rest.
Trying to play games to trap the changes that will come and come again.
 
But the country that's gonna last is the one that wants everybody free.
And the country that's gonna last is the one that lets everybody be.
 
Lack of compassion has in the past sunken castles like yours beneath the sea.