Corrupt

How much to buy your very soul?
What price your honour earned?
What should be paid for your true love
To be forever turned?

What price your faith and principles?
How much to sell a lie?
What’s the going rate to be full of hate
To go to jail or die?

Who sets the market price for vice?
Who runs that stock exchange?
What comfort will those treasures be
When you’re exposed and shamed?

Forgive my unambitious plan
To choose a simpler way,
Where faithfulness and honesty
Are not for sale today.

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