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Politicians and promises. Not a mix made in Heaven. "Words of Glass" is a classic tale of lies and Orwellian 'doublethink'. The tragedy is that even the words of the good are made of glass, witness the murder of Martin Luther King.

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WORDS OF GLASS

I speak tonight for the dignity of man
and the destiny of democracy.........

I saw them on my TV screen
the smoothest show you've ever seen
such words of class
I heard them on my radio
those clear-cut vowels, you'd never know
they're words of glass

They sounded good and not typecast
their promises were built to last -
perhaps a thousand years?
They're telling us just vote for them
their phrases sweet as saccharin -
when will we learn....

They talked a lot of dignity
but not of inequality -
words of glass
They couldn't see discrimination
only one united nation -
words of glass
But everywhere I seem to see
just hunger, war and poverty
Manhattan may be pavede with gold
but most are left out in the cold.

They sounded good and not typecast
their promises were built to last
They're telling us just vote for them
their phrases sweet as saccharin

[Martin Luther King: "I had a dream.....a gunshot rings out]