The Gambler (Unreleased Demo)

from Boiling Breakfast Early by Mischief Brew

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I'll always be a gambler
I cannot dream of another way
Every morning, rise and shine
The dice I throw for the grandest day

I'll always be a gambler
I will bet my goods on a victory
Always sail the River Chance
And break the bounds of our liberty

Shall I place my bet on beauty?
She's won so many tales
Or merry to be with fellowship?
Yet foul no other's trail?
For courage, it will fester
And rot if not found a use
So open every bottle
Eat the sweetest summer fruit

Hey, what card is awaiting?
Are the winds with me?
Will I have bested sorrow?
For soul, a victory
Or will I turn away, defeated
Remain so 'til I die?
A miserable poor man shouting out
"A self-made one was I"

I could spit into the river
Curse the game at the side
Watch the fruits of courage rot
Then run away and hide
Rather, here you'll find me dancing
Down the wildest of trails
At every turn, adventure
And a hope that joy prevails
A hope that joy prevails

I'll always be a gambler
I cannot dream of a richer way


from Boiling Breakfast Early, released April 8, 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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