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Song Lyrics? May 6, 2010

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Lights of Rockets, Dead Too Young
By Keith W. Cunningham

This shit town it don’t care
Eat you up before you know
Chimney’s crumbling, torn screen door
Factory closed but there’s nowhere else to go –
Mortgage and two kids and you’re only 24 –

And they’re yelling at you on TV
Ain’t never gonna let you be
Terrorists and patriots and green economy
Lepers and outrage and genocide
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Salvation by the sword
And the chimney’s crumbling

Ohhhhh
You had a dream
Wanted to see the stars
Don your helmet and step outside
Touch the face of creation
Dance in starlight
And fly

But the kids are starving
And your wife don’t love you anymore
Cause you can’t play football
And every day your knee is sore

And your back is broken
And you cry yourself to sleep
Your dreams and you ain’t spoken
And they’re so far out of reach

And they’re yelling at you on TV
Ain’t never gonna let you be
Terrorists and patriots and green economy
Lepers and outrage and genocide
Buy one get one free
Limited time offer
Text your vote
Salvation by the sword
And the chimney’s crumbling
Yes the chimney’s crumbling
Oh, the chimney’s crumbling
And it’s so far out of reach. . .

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1. Christian Kocinski - May 6, 2010

Is this some sort of Rap Song?
When are you going to write the melody?

I really feel for you, your mortgage, and your two kids…

2. slpmartin - May 6, 2010

I like the general tone of this poem and its overall meaning…thanks for sharing it.


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