Lightning Knock The Power Out

from Smash The Windows (2016 Reissue) by Mischief Brew

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Peasant pick a prophet
A dozen dimes a downfall
The marble floors are cracking
Like the plaster on the walls
Paper-thin foundation
Gambler, let it ride and roll
So why are we so shocked
When the matchstick house is overblown?

Lightning knock the power out
Huff and puff and blow the pig's house down
Lightning knock the power out

Doomsday is a'waitin'
So better start your praying
Preacher, better start your saving
'Fore the devil gets his share
Run and take cover
Cause it's really comin' down out there
With your candles, cans, and matches
Watch the wheels turn back into squares

Nightstick cracks down and a riot takes the town
One job lost and here's a bullet for the boss
Seven leaders meet and a thousand take the streets
One button pressed and goodbye, it's the end

One drop in the water
And it's sayonara Disneytown
Kinda like the roots
All crackin' through the concrete ground
One squirrel in the walls
And it's just a matter of time
Nitwit got the global joystick
And long may the cockroach thrive

And that's the way it'll all go down
Lightning knock the power out
With simulation cities and computer towers
It won't take much to wipe it out
Lightning knock the power out
Huff and puff and blow the pig's house down
Lightning knock the power out
Right out

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

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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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