THEN THEY CAME FOR YOU
First they came for the molester|
You applauded out of fright
'Strip him of all Rights,
Force his confession!
Only then can we sleep at night.'
Then they came for the rapist|
They posted pictures, too
'Surely he's a threat to us,
Do all that you can do!
Then they came for the arsonist|
Listing names on the 'net
Accusations only, no proof
'Who needs evidence, why fret?'
Then they came for the dealer|
They moved him out of town
They made it so he cannot work
They burned his buildings down.
Then they came for the car thief|
They took his DNA
They put an anklet on his foot
To track him night-and-day.
Then they came for the speeder|
They attached a polygraph
'Surely he was such a threat
We're right to do just that.'
Then they came for the litter bug|
They sent him off to 'treatment'
Where little girls with fresh curls
Would force a guilty statement.
Then they came for you, my friend|
'But what sort of threat am I?'
Why, you stood by applauding,
While they ripped up the sky.