A Lawless World

from The Stone Operation by Mischief Brew

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Your daddy used to drive 95 on 95
Said he did it all the time
And he made it back alive
Used to warn you about the Lower East Side at night
And the bars down by the harbor
Where the drunken sailors fight
I remember sleeping on the roof
From June until the fall
Sister swat you with a stick
Father slam you against the wall
All the cops were taking bribes
All the bodies disappear
Gun was always at the side
When you went for a beer around here
So walk a mile in my boots down to the old school
Maybe crybaby will learn a thing or two

Wiseguys and weasels used to run this whole damn town
I got beat so many times
'Til I learned to knock 'em down
Now I'm made of steel and leather
Stitched with wires and screws
Built a house at 19
Cause at 18 got the boot
So walk a mile in my shoes before you sing those blues
Things ain't what they used to be, don't make 'em like they used to

Burnin' through our cigarettes
Risking injury or death
It's like we used to say:
If you could see this place
And I could see your face
Smash up your fantasy
Justice served, no one bleeds
I'm rollin' up my sleeves to tell you 'bout a lawless world

And no one came along to pick me up off the curb
And how I wailed the whole way home to hear "I got what I deserved"
See, I did what I had to do
Seen some things I'll never tell
I'll take it with me to my grave
Cause I burned my life in hell
And if you went to walk that mile, you'd be in for a surprise
Just a highway and a fine for hitchin' a ride

Burnin' through our cigarettes
Risking injury or death
It's like they always say:
If you could see this place
And I could see your face
Tear up your fantasy
Peace kept, nobody beat
I'm rollin' up my sleeves
Hey, where the hell you been?
Pick your poison, name your game
Play to kill, shoot to win
The burns you wanna see are all just history
I cashed in, sold out, had nothing left to cry about
I'd love to still believe
There's order in a lawless world

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from The Stone Operation, released May 10, 2011

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Mischief Brew Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Emerging from the undead ashes of PA punk troupe The Orphans, Mischief Brew started with a scratchy demo tape in 2000 and has since spread the good word of anarchy, hilarity, and rebellion across state lines and even the Atlantic Ocean a few times. We've managed to exist for over 13 years in one form or another by kissing nobody's ass and doing everything ourselves, for the most part. No rules! ... more

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