“A country destroys itself from within, not without,” Joe said as he stood next to his lawyer.
“How do you plead?” the judge asked.
“Not guilty.” With a slight smile on his face, he turned around to face two men that were seated at the back. Dropping his smile, he sang through clenched teeth, “Tell me what you want to hear, Something that will light those ears, I’m sick of the insincere, I’m going to give all my secrets away.”
The men got up and rushed out of the courtroom to their government tagged car. One of them made a call to the red phone. “Sir,” he said, “he got a conscience.”
Lines of song quoted are from Secret by OneRepublic