The Midnight Special 2002

from Songs From Under The Sink by Mischief Brew

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(Music: traditional, words: trad./Erik Petersen)

Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me

Well, you wake up in the morning
And it's the same old thing
Dehumanization by the inhumane
The warden's dog is treated better
And I can't take it no more
Think it's time to turn some pages
No more to study war

If you're gonna run for office
Then it's TV time
Before you mention schools or service
It's hey, let's talk about crime
Say, "I'll sweep 'em into prisons
Whether they're 60 or 10."
Politicians throw a party
When they're put to death

It's a billion-dollar business
It's a booming field
It's a good stock investment
Such blooming yields
Positions in the corporations
Jobs down in old steeltown
Seems like everybody's happy
Except those locked up and locked down

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from Songs From Under The Sink, released June 6, 2006

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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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