That's a powerful song and the lyrics are right on the money. I wonder why more parents don't pay attention to this fact. There IS payback.
The man who abused me got to me through the Boy Scouts and also the fact that his son and I were friends. He got to me one afternoon when my friend and his Mom went out to the store to pick up a few last-minute things and left me with his Dad.
Payback came later. My friend simply abandoned his parents and would have nothing to do with them, and when they died he didn't show up for either of their funerals.
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)