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​For The Good Of The Nation

This song is by Kevin Johnson and appears on the album Night Rider (1980) and on the album Songs From A Troubled World (2006).

I've got one eye on the mirror
I've got one eye on the road
And I'm on my way again
I've got one foot in tomorrow
I've hot one foot in today
Now and then, I am standing in the darkness
But I'm talking from the light
I am leaning to the left
But I'm feeling for the right
I've got simple explanations
For complex situations
And I'm working for the good of the nation

There are people who are with me
There are people who are not
As you'll imagine
There are people out to get me
With everything they've got
It's plain to see, there are those who criticise me for everything I do
They say I'm taking from the many to give to just a few
Well, there are certain limitations
With every aspiration
When you're working for the good of the nation

For the good of the nation
For the good of my own country
It's an act of dedication
And that's good enough for me

You may have your own opinion
How the country ought to be there's no denying that
You may have your own opinion just what you make of me
And that's a fact But you know it isn't easy
Keeping one ear to the ground
While you're running with the foxes
While you're hunting with the hounds
You get little compensation
For the trials and tribulations
Of Working for the good of the nation

For the good of the nation
For the good of my own country
It's an act of dedication
And that's good enough for me