Ten Thousand Fleas

from Smash The Windows (2016 Reissue) by Mischief Brew

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I'm the mouse, you're the house
Swipe a bite of some eats
Suck the bloodsucker dry
Put the lice in the police
Gotta starve the fat cat
Every dog has its flea
Like I'm a worm at the root
Singin' sweet victory

Bag of sand
Mud and stone
Fruit and seed
As above, so below
There's vultures under your rug
Roaches flying by night
There's a leech on your back
And it's saving your life

I sing a scavenger's anthem
As I lick your plate clean
Farm and a seed
I've no reason to heed
Only breed as you feed
I'm just one of ten thousand fleas

It's the biggest mosquito
That the world's ever seen
Raccoons in your cans
Are all eatin' like kings
Who needs to use cash
When there's plenty of trash?
Or we could dive in your flesh
And just feed from your rash

Raggedy ragamuffin
Riff raff, rebel tribe
Sleep away in golden straw
While the farmer is slashin'
And a'plowin' and sweatin'
To assure every plate's piled tall

Come little boy with your slingshot and horn
Send a great fire to swallow the corn
For they'll do it to you as they did it to sheep
Sing your song of resistance so that I might softly sleep

For when I fall asleep
That's when you're wide awake
I wonder if the bed I lie in
Is one that you made
Put my ear to the street
Heard your hammers in song
I walked away whistling
Glad that I wasn't singing along


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


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