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    AGAINST ME!

    Crime As Forgiven By 2001 ©

    What We Worked For

    Lost the confidence to write a song,
    So I found three simple chords
    And held them together with my weak voice
    On an out of tune guitar
    My father gave to me.

    And may Elvis turn in his grave
    And Les Paul kiss my dirty, calloused fingers
    And may the likes of this song never make
    One fucking dollar,
    leave it for a demo tape
    To be played until it's broken,
    Then remembered only for what it was.

    That we gave them hell
    That we gave them hell
    That we gave them hell

    That we gave them hell
    That we gave them hell
    That we gave them hell

    To my friends and enemies who could of been anything,
    Titans and heroes who found survival in cause and effect.
    Behind counters,
    Behind windows,
    Striving just
    To be people
    With bitter ideals of justice.
    Do we only need to keep working because it pays rent?
    Sleeping under plastic stars glued to ceiling,
    Muscles burning alcohol and nicotine
    Every morning.

    But we gave them hell
    But we gave them hell
    But we gave them hell

    But we gave them hell
    But we gave them hell
    But we gave them hell

    There's a height beyond skyscrapers,
    There's a distance beyond the freeway,
    More than pictures in a magazine,
    More than tragedy in a rock and roll song.
    It's more than the actions you know are safe to make.
    It's more than money could ever buy.

    Are we living to work and die in American cities?
    And working to live and die in American cities,
    And dying for what we worked.

    2001 ©




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