The pursuit of happiness which started out
as an inalienable right in this great nation
seems to have become a sacred obligation

Money and power says Madison Ave.
you can get it by what you have

But there is a limit
to how high you can get in a penthouse tower
how high you can get on stocks and bonds
and trophy blonds

No matter if you build the highest wall
no matter what bills you lobby to pass
that pull the ladder up behind you
and leave the rest out on the grass

The cousin of the man who sold you that Lear
knows a poor man’s leapfrog urges to a T
knows there is a horse that can leap that wall
knows there is a crack in security

Knows there is a smoke that goes up in dreams

Knows that every man in America
though he can’t stay there it’s true
can still get higher than you