The Barrel

from Jobs In Steeltown by Mischief Brew

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My candy shop's a factory left in the woods to die
Beneath this settled dust, a fertile field of treasure lies
We the scavengers are hunting for the beautiful decay

From the bottom of the barrel
At the market for the fleas
Stale boxcars on their railroads
Won over by the weeds
Raid the scrapyard like a garden
Wring life from rusty bones
My candy shop is a vacant lot
Where anything may grow

Weeping clowns with cracklin' brows piled in the old arcade
Now the children are all workers still dreaming about play
While the freaks stomp through the wasteland
Pulling flowers from the graves

Like a vessel underwater
Old mills and broken glass
Like a pick-up in the backyard
Tree winding through the cab
This takes me down the backroads
From the mansion to the shack

From the bottom of the barrel
Here's something someone saved
And we bring it to the table
Wonder what we're gonna make
Your scrapyard, my garden
Or so the saying goes
You turn water into dead things
And I'll make the dead things grow
Make the dead things grow
Make the dead things grow


from Jobs In Steeltown, released August 12, 2008


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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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