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This song appears on the album 'Taming the Tiger'

This song appears on the album 'The Beginning of Survival'

This song appears on the album 'Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced'

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No Apologies

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

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


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