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Slow Death Hymn

from This Is Not For Children by Mischief Brew

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2000 was fired out from a cannon
The neighbors shot up at the lamps
We piled in the street and stood for our anthems
On top of the cars with bottles in hands
This year crept up, who could see it coming?
No one saw the signs, if any were there
The distant funeral marches drumming
I’ll take life, don’t care if it’s fair

Read too many tales with terrible endings
Gods and machines that get in the way
You thought we were home
Turns out we were renting
Until I am gone, I’m here to stay
Taken away, our friends, our lovers
By cancer, heroin, tragedy
It’s not the wakes I’m worried over
It’s knowing we have to go to sleep

If it’s a highway
I am trying just to drive
I am trying just to drive
Stay awake and stay alive
If it’s a highway
I want you there at the side
I want you there at the side
Still awake and still alive

The songs we thought we’d have to bury
We faced ‘em head on right away
Every reason to cry, not one to worry
Drive faster and further is my only change
So tattoo our arms and raise our glasses
Call out your names this New Years Eve
And may the next time we kneel at a casket
We say, “At least the story’s complete.”

If it’s a highway
I am trying just to drive
I am trying just to drive
Stay awake and stay alive
If it’s a highway
I want you there at the side
I want you there at the side
Still awake and still alive

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from This Is Not For Children, released June 22, 2015

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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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