down by law lyrics – accuser

30 years of getting up from bed
30 years he’s punctual at work

dirty years in a dark factory
30 years in trouble day by day

he’s a victim of his time – he’s got to carry it out
he never did something wrong

in the morning hear the chairman say
too old to work – go your own way

the final act – release out of life
too old to live – too young to die

the situation of this man – the situation ain’t new
the little are to blame – the big are not to

down – down, down by law – down by law…

chanceless search – responsibility
antisocial – outlaws of society

his mind is changing – from white to black
one decision – there ain’t no way back

he’s a victim of his time – he’s got to carry it out
he never did something wrong

down – down, down by law – down by law…

no doubt about it – looking for revenge
blow up the walls – the walls of forgotten names

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the end of the story – they caught him like a thief
no one who supports him – no one would believe
he is down – down by law…

for years sent to prison – to live in daily fear
but the men of justice – released him after years
he is down – down by law…

his sincered pride was broken – not to be repaired
the rumour of justice – destroy it everywhere
he is down – down by law…

his wife and children down on their knees
at school they say: children of the beast
no way out – out of misery
only dreaming – the dream of harmony

the situation of this man – the situation ain’t new
the little are to blame – the big are not to

down – down, down by law – down by law…

/ accuser lyrics