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We'd go down to throw rocks at the river
Curses at the parade
Wedge a stone in the gear of the clockworks
Try to keep us from acting our age
Swore we'd carry on like this forever
'Til the free spirits bled
But now can you believe who's a mother
And that so-and-so's cut off their dreads?

Kill off Columbus
And turn the world around
After all, the nomads are settling down

Used to give most my bread to a landlord
Leave the crust for the squats
Now the death-wages we pay the bankers
Seem to kill all the flies with one swat
Hear the wedding bands strike up a number
Dear, they're playing our song
Hold your breath cause we're gonna go under
Get the little ones singing along

No way, not to so-and-so
Said he'd never change
Said he'd never grow
He'd stay always on a roll
Run beside the trains
Past the mossy stones
Now there's more hope than ever
And it's all crumbling down
And the rebels are running for mayor
In your hometown

As the nomads are dropping their anchors
Falling into the sea
As I've stopped throwing rocks at the river
Now you'll find me a'swimming upstream
There is power in unions of ramblers
That got nothing to own
But there's more in one fist-swinging mother
Swearing, "My children shall never be sold."

Out of the garden, we multiply
Telling our stories
May all the old ways die


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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