A Patch Of Ground

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A Patch of Ground
Thousands of hectares put down to tobacco
Thousands more to sugar cane too
Work the soil & miss the harvest
Exports rising good profits in view.
Modelled on Big Brother Land of the free
Devil's Peak held up by selfish hierarchy
Under her bed there're pairs of shoes,
A president & Electric Blue.
A patch of Ground is all that's needed
To compensate for being short changed
Back at home trouble braids unheeded.
Pilgrims at scared sites, hypocrites deranged.
Paperboard houses like decks of cards
Discreetly out of view from 5 star backyards
They can't stop the rabble from crowding the streets
& hounding all the tourists that they meet.
The military complain All of the way
Said the crux of the thing was inability to pay
The systems fine, just needs a little tuning
Bandaids over gangrene Cadaver like grooming.
One way ticket on the marriage express
Passports to fame and fortune no less
Age and size and creed no barrier
To a brand new life her dreams will carry her.
Fate decided the colour of change
Time and place spontaneously arranged
It was hard to tell if behind the scenes
Strings were being pulled for the American Dream
Copyright: Berman/Cochrane


from Like Lies To Children, track released October 1, 2013
Thanks Rami - drums



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