Lady Justice - FOLK HOGAN

Lady Justice

May lady Justice weigh down her scales tonight
Maybe i’m wrong, my heart says I’m right
my soul says I’ll do what I must to keep my family safe
From hunger and fight
when the money’s gone, theres no food in sight
I will ride out in darkness to show my oppressors my steel
and my might

oh and I know
our bellies are empty
and I know
our misfortune plenty
I do not wish to look down from such heights
but a man must do what he feels is right

so oh, to the gallows I go
May lady justice weigh down her scales tonight

oh and I know
I’ve begged and I’ve pleaded
yes I’ve tried
To work for whats needed
but the horizon never seems to be in sight
so may lady justice weigh down her scales tonight

The trails they wind, my heartbeat so still
as I travel with haste determined to take what I can
from those on the hill
Hungered for what I never have known
I was born with a pain in my heart
and each day it grows

Candles burn out, my breath it abates
I stare at the sky in hopes
that maybe this rope will break
this wind in my hair
this pain in my throat
as I leave this plane I’m proud
that my blade proclaimed my vote

and so I go
I speak not a prayer
yes I know
Theres nobody there
I feel as though I have taken flight
so may lady justice weigh down her scales tonight

oh, to the gallows I go!
May lady justice weigh down her scales tonight