"They" say we'll win the war on crime.
Of them I ask, what is the cost?
Do we keep adding more police
Until our freedom is all lost?

What is the price per capita
Of all the safety that we buy?
It's going up; will we go broke
Before we ask the reason why?

When spending stops then we will find
The war on crime has not been won.
For we will see all hell break loose
When our restraints all come undone.

As long as we keep our own plots
We will continue to grow crime,
That though "they" say we can control,
It will destroy us over time.

To create peace we can't wage war
On crime or any other foe.
It's only when we plant our 'seeds'
In common ground that peace will grow.