Everybody Knows

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody’s got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody’s talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stemmed rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
Give or take a night or two
Everybody knows that you’ve been discreet
But there were just so many people that you had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows that it’s now or never
Everybody knows that it’s me or you
Everybody knows that you live forever
When youve done a line or two
Everybody knows that the deal is rotten
Your “Old Black Joe” is still pickin’ cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows that the plague is coming
Everybody knows that it’s moving fast
Everybody knows the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows that the scene is dead
And there’s gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

Everybody knows that you’re in trouble
Everybody knows what you’ve been through
From the bloody cross up on top of Calvary
To the beach at Malibu
Everybody knows that it’s coming apart
Take one long last look at your sacred heart
Before it blows
Cause everybody knows
All your ribbons and bows
But everybody knows
That’s how it goes
And everybody knows