things are… things are. things are… things are…
things are gettin’ better all the time
i tell you things are… things are gettin’ better all the time…
in his lifetime, president reagan knew four wars. reagan said we’d backed into all of them through weakness. said he’d never seen us get into a war through strength. lord knows, reagan said, i don’t want another war. i like to think we’ll never fire our nuclear weapons at an enemy. but, reagan said, i don’t like to say we won’t.
after the cuban missile crisis, president kennedy said, when america stood eyeball-to-eyeball with russia, let it be remembered, kennedy said, they blinked first.
we’ve built between thirty and thirty-five thousand hydrogen bombs, give or take a few. that’s enough to over-kill every american enemy, and every american citizen, forty times. in other words, you kill them and they stand up, you kill them and they stand up — and they’re still building, while two-thirds of the world’s children are starving.
every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in a final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. to arm itself, this world is not spending money alone, it’s spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the houses of its children.
who said that? general dwight d. eisenhower.
after world war ii, robert oppenheimer said, for the first time, physicists have known sin.
albert einstein warned: the unleashed power of the atom has changed everything but our modes of thinking. thus we drift towards unparalleled catastrophe.
power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, said malcolm x.
…next day, all day, everybody was getting my dream?
but look here, when they, i say take another att*tude
like sunday was a mother and i’m tellin’ you no lie
but hey i mean i’m still breathing so i guess i didn’t die
and that’s why things are… things are… things are better all the time
things are better all the time… gettin’ better all the time… gettin’ better all the time… gettin’ better all the time…