It's Not Working

Lyrics: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay
Music: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay

Is it any wonder? Isn't it a shame?
How the soul of our country cries out in such pain?
For we have lost our first love for the love of another
Now we're paying the price
We have what money can buy, and it's cold as ice
We have what money can buy, and it's cold as ice

Who can be convincing? Who can look sincere?
Who can research and find out what tickles the ear?
Then who can say it with just the right touch of emotion
That we're doing allright?
Then who can stand up and lie without blinking an eye?
Who can stand there and lie without blinking an eye?

Well it's a hollow sound, those empty words
'Cause it's not working (it's not working)
It's not working (no, it's not)
And it's a long way down but we're falling fast
It's not working, no it's not
And the ways of this world cannot turn it around

Give us more opinions, give us one more plan
And pretend it's the answer, 'til it all hits the fan
When nothing more can be said or believed
Who will we turn to?
It's just a matter of time
Trusting in silver and gold won't be worth a dime
The love of silver and gold won't be worth a dime

Now, it's a lonely place, that emptiness
'Cause it's not working (it's not working)
It's not working (no, it's not)
There is no time to waste, 'cause we're falling fast
It's not working, no it's not
From our American dreams, we will quickly awake
From our American dreams, we will surely awake
'Cause it's not working

It's not working (it's not working, no it's not)
It's not working (it's not working, no it's not)
It's not working (it's not working, no it's not)
It's not working (it's not working, no it's not)
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1996 Donna Jean Donna Jean Godchaux