Well…it’s from a Pretenders’ song called “Back on the Chain Gang”.

the powers that be
that force us to live like we do
bring me to my knees
when I see what they’ve done to you
but I’ll die as I stand here today
knowing that deep in my heart
they’ll fall to ruin one day
for making us part



It’s one of those songs from my childhood that I sang along with on the radio never realizing what it was about. Then I heard as an adult and realized what I was listening to. Without paying attention to the lyrics, it seems upbeatā€”kind of like my two main characters appear to those around them.

My favorite performance of it is embedded below. Please be aware that the sound is quite loud and adjust your speakers accordingly.


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