Burning Down the Gallows

from by The Albatross



Keep shelling it out like we’ve got endless pockets
We seem to be building our own gallows
and tightening the noose around our throats

Come one come all!
Watch us choke

The rich get richer and the poor get fucked
They’re sitting pretty while we’re struggling

to keep our heads above water

This cost of living, rising like the tide, has washed us out to sea
This minimum wage strangle hold is choking the life out of us all

We're born into this life, brought into this world without a choice

So keep your green paper currency
Show us what it is to be money hungry
Just keep your green paper currency
as we’re all destined to be born
into the shackles of endless debt

We're sure to drown in an ocean of greed and dollar signs
The burden of existence feels like the weight of the world

crushing our backs

The root of evil makes the world go round


from Hand of Ruin, released September 14, 2014



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HAND OF RUIN - Available 9.14.14

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