This Side of the Law
On this side of the law
On that side of the law
Who is right? Who is wrong?
Who is weak? Who is strong?
Who is for and who?s against the law?
You see, I didn't really mean and harm
But I simply couldn't make it on the farm
When the land won't give a lot
You going to do with what you got
And all I got's the muscle in my arm; bum! bum! bum!
Well, I wouldn't ever hurt my fellow man
And it seems to me that you could under stand
I'm just trying to help my self without hurting somebody else
And a man has got to do the best he can
Well, I didn't mean to let my fam'ly down
And I'm not giving you the run a round
I'd much rather be dead than have to beg my daily bread
And to pay my way no matter where I'm bound; bum! bum! bum!
Well, I didn't really think that I did wrong
So long as I stayed here where I belong
I did the only thing I could
Same as anybody would
And I was simply trying to get along