One Seventy Five

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Melanie Hammet
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words and music by Melanie Hammet

Story

This song is about the power of law to lay in wait, disfigure, and destroy. 

http://www.ushmm.org/learn/students/learning-materials-and-resources/homosexuals-victims-of-the-nazi-era/paragraph-175

Lyrics

One Seventy Five 

Hammet

Three killin things I ever saw

A snake a gun a crooked law

One waits in the pocket one waits in the bush

One lies waitin on the government books

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a gun will shoot a snake will strike

but a law can twist a country like a knife

gun don’t pay a snake don’t vote

twisted law is made by both

a snake will hiss a gun will smoke

some laws are spinnin wheels on a crooked spoke

don’t tread on me don’t aim for me don’t say it’s not the same for me

don’t tread on me don’t aim for me don’t say it’s not the same for me

A law protects a law defends But who that is I guess it all depends

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