How Did I Get Out Alive?

from Songs From Under The Sink by Mischief Brew

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Down where the dullards roll
Hard to keep a match lit in this hole
Up where the idiots lead, scattering seeds
Well we all had to stand for the pledge
When bones were thrown, we all fetched
But still we were burning inside
How did I get out alive?

And we read, "Here we are free."
Sang, "This land was made for you and me."
Watched as the president swore, called for war
We all tied yellow ribbons 'round necks
And we all had to stand for the pledge
So smothered by national pride
How did I get out alive?

Back when the idiots ruled
I was a timebomb brought into school
It was there that we learned up from down
Upside down
It was there that we stood for the pledge
Where the living were raised by the dead
Led to slaughter, kept inside their lines
So how did I get out?
By some rebel angel, was I blessed?
Or by some devil's minion, led?
One by one, we all choked on their lies
How did I get out alive?

Hey, but I ain't no saint sent down to save you
If you struggle and fight, you just may get out too


from Songs From Under The Sink, released June 6, 2006


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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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