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No one knows my politics like the postman
He brings me my radical rag
I bet the neighbors are wondering
What I've got in this bag
They say the city virus broke its borders once again
Fellow down the lane packed up and ran

Where the doors all lock at nine
Every creak is like cannonfire

There's an old crooked man
In an old crooked house
He says, "I don't open up on All Saints' Eve.
You never know what devil might be waiting there
To steal your TV."
As he sits to watch a story
About another robbery
Turns on a light to stave off thieves

Where the doors all lock at nine
Every creak is like cannonfire
The world is sick
I think it's dying
I'll watch it go through these dusty blinds

Life in these houses, locked inside
There's blood on the door and candlelight
Night
Close your eyes and wish it by
Call up the police to sing their lullabies
Play a hero, John Wayne
Put guns in our living rooms
Gates 'round our names
Give us a face to join up and hate
Keep Tiny Town pure and safe

But behind these bolts, there's a brewing revolt
And it rusts in every one of us

So put a yellow ribbon on your "Exterminator"
And head westward, across the tracks
I got a dream where we all say "See you later!"
And never say "Welcome back!"

I'm looking out the window
Down on Citizens Drive
Where all the elders are terrified
Will that be you and I?

The world is sick
I think it might die
I'll watch it go through these dusty blinds

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from Smash The Windows (2016 Reissue), released March 22, 2016

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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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