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Folk Song
written by Halfblind Henry

The bum is dumpster diving all over town
return bottles earn him plenty of change
Every night you can see him on his busy round
He´s got every detail of his life arranged
He never listens to the buskers sing
He´s in it for the bliss that empty bottles bring

Them gangsta boys are always looking for a fight
trying to act real mean, trying to look real fierce
But they´re a little soft spoken tonight
´cause they´ve just had their buttholes pierced
At the end of the line it boils down to one thing:
It´s a cause without rebels, this crowd just wants funding

There´s public screening in the streets tonight
a new sensation´s on display
Everybody knows what they´ll get is crap
but they crave it anyway

Everybody´s got an armful of tattoos
Everybody´s complaining about the crisis
Everybody´s got their own substance to abuse
Everybody´s talking to their own devices
They´ve all got nothing left but a lot to lose
They´ve all got their own definition of the blues

Trying to keep up an outcast´s notoriety
while becoming a part of society
all the new slogans don´t sound so outrageous
these days cheap talk is really contagious
So find a bigger shadow to walk by your side
trade in lost hope for a fistful of pride

Something´s gonna come this way you say
and we can have it all for free
But whatever this way comes, I guess
something wicked it will be

Everyone agrees, the victims need a voice
Everybody´s crying about the suffering they´ve seen
but when it finally comes to making a choice
everybody´s opting for a bigger screen
But no-one wants to watch this thing alone
No-one tries to be smarter than their phone

So come and see me tonight my dear
I will share my best bottle of wine
We could sit real close and shed a tear
for auld lang syne


from Inside the Gates of Splendourville, released August 25, 2017
written by Halfblind Henry


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