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[A​-​Typical] Candidate (For Rampage Violence) ︻​╦​╤​─

from Confetti in a Coalmine by Matt DeMello



When I was a boy I would wait for the dawn
Before I could go to sleep.
The price of the day would be paid by retaining that sweet, sweet, sweet release.

And at midnight I will walk among those
Drunk on more than alcohol,
To those who climb higher than they would
Even dare of falling...
And you know it by the way they line up the same order that they came,
And I don’t blame them at all.

There are those here among us,
Who know they’re the chorus,
For whom martyrs are slain,
Who still see others in chains,
Who are trying in vain,
To pay back the debts that we can’t wish away,
And I can’t compensate the Machiavellian ways,
That the rest of the world insists on operating,
So I twist and I turn as I yearn to relearn,
That it’s more than a matter of waiting my turn.

And at midnight I will walk among those
"Holier than thou” demanding
Flesh in the raw,
While men made of straw,
Argue in the dark for too long,
And you know it by the way they type those first, last, and middle names, And I don’t blame them at all.

We happy few who die in love with
Cause over apprehension remember
Democracy’s the dictatorship of whomever frames the question:
“For who do you lock your doors my dear sweet friends?”

And I don’t blame them at all...

Caffeine and THC, alcohol, melatonin in a symphony,
Sleep will be the death of me but if I get there first say a prayer for thee...


from Confetti in a Coalmine, released July 29, 2022
Bass - John Alexander Busi
Drums - Andrew "Roo" O'Donnell
B-52's navigating the apocalypse-style backup vocals - Liz Wagner Biro & Amanda "Rain" O'Keefe

Engineered by John Alexander Busi at NEWSPACE Audio, September 5th, 2018.


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