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by The Runaway Five

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we're in bad shape, no sign of day things'll keep getting worse, time will fade away near in the future, the machine is high we will bow to our new lords, we are forced to comply oh ronald raygun, how could you let this all go down oh ronald raygun, yeah we're all living underground in a sci-fi movie, the hero always wins but this ain't no picture, cold war coming again if we had lasers or vaporizing rays we would end the madness, end these darker days oh ronald raygun, the danger light is flashing red oh ronald raygun, please end the battle in your head
if you pretended not to hear me, i'm not going away look at me like I'm zombified, never seen the light of day the air in here is getting damp, and the lights are getting low its been a long time coming, but but i guess i should've known crusted blood on the top of my lip can't fall alseep at night i'm not going anywhere without a fight if you line 'em up i'll knock 'em down, if it makes you feel alive somebody here's gonna get it tomorrow from a judge or a .45 and if you look you can see me runnin from the gallows pole i can't change what I didn't create I'm not always in control just a classic misconception, when I come around say good night to the bad guy i'd only bring you down say goodnight fuse is lit, it's a matter of time, there's one way left to choose what do I get for my life of crime, just one more chance to lose so don't you grill me, there's no more luck, and my back's up against a wall i could scream for hours but theres no one to hear my call
Grey Matter 04:16
i woke up today, feeling like an inspiration but to my dismay i was left without a choice filing systems overflowing leaving entropy unchecked make it go away and replace with something more important [chrous] try to define memories that i no longer want try to assign salience to what needs to be seen how can i justify to you that all the shit i put you through won't be just so much wasted time, why should you trust me? i am made entirely of information DNA, terabytes of life but out of all these details, there are few i really need pointlessly saved data wasting space [chorus] when i sing this song, you're welcome to sing along i know it might make you blush, but give me something to remember us as we are today i woke up today, feeling like an inspiration if i had my way, i'd inspire you five hundred billion neurons, firing like fireworks sparking in sequence, sparkling just for you
Marahute 04:33
oh marahute, please let me fall i can't protect you now that i feel so small i lived for a week while you loved me it's nice to know that i got you to care i'll bet you're living in your mountain hideaway i was never invited there oh great symbol, flying through the sky something to up to, where you can't hear my cries
i used to be an intern, the dirty jobs were mine and now i scour campus looking for students to sign campaign contributions of the carnal kind see you at work on monday, back to the daily grind hey hey petty authority scratch my back, i'll scratch yours for days and you'll never get the marks out one good turn deserves a raise and we're never falling down i used to vote my conscience, i was a boy to respect but now i've learned some new tricks the perks of having checks politicians focused on prestige and power and i hope you've learned how to lobby by the hour


released April 4, 2009

Written by the runaway five
recorded by the runaway five and tyler pritchard
mixed and mastered by wiley ross




The Runaway Five Chicago, Illinois


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