Outside The Gates

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The sirens sing leaving here will be my doom
They say progress will only lead me closer to the tomb
Well they may know something that I don't
But don't ask me to stay because I won't

And revolution's just a word they use to sell us mockingbirds
And diamond rings and flowing gowns
And shining things just to hold us down

Well I was raised on TV screens
And they made me dumb and they made me mean

And oh we moved to a strange old town
Where nobody heard and most people looked down
And all the crawling things lived here in our house
Well they may know something that I don't
But don't ask me to stay because I won't

If old Hannah didn't rise today
I wouldn’t be awake to see her anyway

And I took my bow and I took my quiver
And I shot my arrows in the great Green River

Wouldn't it be dull and nice, lying still in paradise
Without waves upon the sea, static for eternity?
Oh how can I ignore all the bright and shiny silver tips
Making me feel serious
Oh how I'd love to laugh at this life

You'll always find me picking and grinning
And listening for the sounds of the hi-hats ticking

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from Still Paradise, released March 4, 2014

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