One, Two, Three

Al Stewart

One, two, three.
That's how elementary it's gonna be.
Just fine and dandy.
It's easy.
Like taking candy from a baby.

Primitive country - rich in minerals, you pay them with beads.
Tip the generals.
It's easy, like taking candy from a baby.

The hard part is learning about it.
The hard part is breaking through to the truth.
The hard part is learning to doubt what you read, what you hear, what you see on the news.

Foreign policy, made above my head.
Well, no one asked me.
They just laughed and said,
"It's easy (it's so easy) like taking candy from a baby.
It's easy (it's so easy) like taking candy from a baby
(One, two three, ah...) (One, two three, ah...)
Once they get you sucked into the system, once they get you under control.
The hard part is knowing how to resist the grip that they keep on your mind and your soul.
So in the end, we just compromise and pretend.
If you close your eyes, it's easy (it's so easy), like taking candy from a baby.
It's easy (it's so easy), like taking candy from a baby.