Blood & Tolls

by Low Swans

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buy stuff, you angry man you've got a job so lend a hand there's a child in your eyes playing in the water there's a want in your breath, wishing it was over but the park is all dirty and it gets worse work a days work, you angry man forget who it benefitsin a hurry and all of this is under your heart so pull it out and get over it forget what it means to be taxed remember what it meant to be on vacation but the kingdom is not yours but the earth might have you for a few drinks or one too many and all of this is under your heart pull it out and get over it cause it's bad and it's a worry it gets worse, worse in a hurry and all of this is under your heart pull it out and get over it
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the adverts are right we eat fantasies and sleep uncomfortably and the papers tell the truth like we've always knew we talk to ourselves convincing and shrewd, don't be rude. don't be rude and remember what it's all about balance the torture with pulls on a pipe carry bread in one hand and the other a light for your pulls on a pipe do you feel like walking after taking all that heat do you feel like a drink? you feel like a drink. don't be rude don't be rude don't be rude don't be rude convincing and shrewd don't be rude don't be rude don't be rude
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Twice Every Night you don't have to wait for answers with so many questions by the pile nobody wants to so say so and let them spread like wildfire so forget about your feelings go and lock up all your kids every day is so grueling when you feel it by the minute it's your life flashing right before your eyes and everyday is twice every night it's a lifetime at light speed a coming of ages when I look across the prairie from the chair by the desk i surf the waves of lonely seas before the table is set it's my life flashing right before my eyes... there’s a picture of my family on the day that I was born i wish I knew that innocence i wish the buzz would cure the bore i see the skies at night like unicorns And the aurora lights are just horizons out of work it’s their life flashing right before their eyes and every day is twice every night it’s a lifetime at light speed a coming of ages when I looked across the prairie from the chair by the desk i surf the waves of lonely seas before the table is set it’s my life…
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i’m gonna ruin my ears with all this dreaming gonna ruin my mind with all this scheming i’ve got no place to put it in play i’ve got no one in the stands at the game but listen, listen to the sound of toothless wishing listen, listen to me cause I don’t know if I might be able to tell you this again sometime… i’ve got wars blowing up my headphones and your voice gliding around my head so let me get you on the phone to tell you something that I’ve never told to no one that I’ve made mistakes I took an easy way I lost my gusto I made it this way… but listen, listen to the sound of toothless wishing listen, listen to me cause I don’t know if I might be able to tell you this again sometime…
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don't be fooled by the darkness, it's not time for bed you might be tired but it's just because they work you to death so go outside and deny you're bored and you're tired go outside and let it be known you're not suffering when you are and you've always been paying blood & tolls, blood & tolls it's your life long dream written from the heart in blood & tolls, blood & tolls don't be fooled by the smoke, there's no fire at your door you might be choking but they swear it's not, what it seems anymore so go outside and deny you're bored and you're tired go outside and let it be known you're not suffering when you are and you've always been paying blood & tolls, blood & tolls it's your life long dream written from the heart in blood & tolls, blood & tolls and when the dream's denied go back to the start with no blood & tolls blood & tolls

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released June 24, 2013

mastering by Eric Dahl at Skeyelab Music (www.skeyelab.com)

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