Poverty Lines

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Well I've got dollar-store sunglasses, You've got mushroom-cloud dreams
Let's get up off our asses'fore the sky splits its seams
Well You look a bit hung over, but you're gonna be fine
Living down here, under the poverty line
I say

So won't you come a little closer, smell the fear on my breath
Well I had a premonition of a life before death
and maybe just a little bit of faith's what I lack
Well we've been this way before, we ain't never coming back
Well, I'm sorry what I said last night, you know what I meant
How can we afford to change if we can't make the rent?
Well I'll count up all my nickles, girl if you count your dimes
And we'll buy a one-way ticket out the Poverty Line

I say:
Here we go again
Just like the first time
Under the poverty line

Wll, I'm still a litte bit ugly, little bit long in the tooth
better talk a little bit faster, lest we squander our youth
and if innocence and providence have passed us down the road
Well then you might as well forgive the lies you though I sold
'Cause we're stuck inside this wage gap, man, it feels like a jail
We're Gonna Start to age fast, 'less we can make the bail
So I'll pay off all my tickets, girl, if you pay your fines
Maybe we'll parole our souls up out the poverty lines

I Say:
There it goes again
We'll get 'em the next time
Under the poverty line

And every day's the same
again and again I say

So won't you come a little closer baby, why can't you see?
What persuing our love has been doing to me
Well I promise you I'll take you, death or sickness or health
I can promise you heaven, I can't promise you wealth

I say:
Here we go again
Same as the last time
Under the poverty line
Swear we're just doing time
You know we're gonna be fine
Under the poverty line


from Don't Be A Litterbug, released October 31, 2016



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