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from View From The Root (2010) BUY AEG STORE

it's cold down in the basement that I'm renting for the time  

streets outside are quiet, three more hours 'til the grind


when alarms will sound in unison, this sleepy town will rise


to start another day with neither fanfare nor surprise



and the weather will be overcast and then will turn to rain


folks will secretly be happy for the excuse to complain


and the rain will sound like symphonies cascading of the town's


victorian roofs with angles that the drops come rolling down



and my day will start of soggy, shoes have holes through to my feet


as I stumble to the corner store to get something to eat


the cute girl at the register will smile as if to say,


"ain't we both in this together," then she'll send me on my way





hey yea yea yea




and the mayor with the shiny shoes will be at old town hall


his brother chief of police will catch truants at the mall


and mothers with their babies, off to daycare, then to work


I'll be heading to the alley where the poets always lurk



and I'll be seeing things in harmony, smelling them in rhyme


you know the kind of day when you can sink within the time


and the conflict then will rise, do I choose to concentrate


on all the things I love or try to fix the things I hate



'cause we American's dig our sitcoms, music, ballgames and french fries


and our teachers, they need raises and our schools, they need supplies


and resilience of the spirit goads the will to carry on


and the moon, it chase the sun around the earth to bring the dawn






and a new prez was elected, but change it happens slow


ad it's hard to keep it straight when you are living down below


'cause I'm down in the basement tryin to contemplate the scene


of a trillion spent on stimulus and what it's gonna mean



and the business folk are nervous 'cause their cuts may be repealed


meanwhile they're steppin over homeless on route to make the deal


while kids with calloused fingers serve in war and take their lumps


so the wealthy kids with SUVs' can pay less at the pumps



but a hundred years from now all our troubles will be gone


we'll be searching out new planets after fucking up our own


we'll pick us out a winner, plant a sturdy flag and then


ship up a few religions, do it all over again









adam ezra group

adam ezra group

updated: 6 years ago