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lyrics

The call
Will not be arranged
You will not know the name
Of the one who brings the change

The call
From half a world away
Throws a curtain on the play
Drags you from the stage
Your senses they awake
Your heart beats in a cage….

Blood’s bright lust must have its end
Go fetch on your boots. Gather all of your friends
We’ve got some questions. So we need some answers
If it’s in questioning we should trust.
Take up your horny hammers and
Get them swinging in the dust.

Must our hearts all beat in cages?
Must our minds be bound by skull?
Reacquaint your brains with your boney chains
You are rotting wood
You are creeping rust

Will we ever more be shackled to the shiny things
Whilst they talk amongst themselves?
Beholden unto every Google guru
Every jumped-up, jocularising, jingoistic elf?

Hey all you oozers. Yeah you, you losers
All you heavy, handsome hoards
Get up on the scales. Let’s get some wind in the sails:
Blow the locks off the local library door.

Just how many pragmatists do we need to change the bulb?
What about the rest of us? Hey, what about some principles?
Is a drunken, broken fighter swinging wildly at the wind
Any less well-suited to the world we’re moving in
Than the newly mortar-boarded? Kings of learning crowned in tin
Crooked captains of industry trickledown with oilskin

Singing “I’m finished”

I’m finished,

What’s next?

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from A Coat Worth Wearing, released March 10, 2017

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