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Adam Ezra Group

playBasement Song

from View From The Root (2010) BUY AEG STORE

it's cold down in the basement that I'm renting for the time  

streets outside are quiet, three more hours 'til the grind

 

when alarms will sound in unison, this sleepy town will rise

 

to start another day with neither fanfare nor surprise

 

 

and the weather will be overcast and then will turn to rain

 

folks will secretly be happy for the excuse to complain

 

and the rain will sound like symphonies cascading of the town's

 

victorian roofs with angles that the drops come rolling down

 

 

and my day will start of soggy, shoes have holes through to my feet

 

as I stumble to the corner store to get something to eat

 

the cute girl at the register will smile as if to say,

 

"ain't we both in this together," then she'll send me on my way

 

 

(chorus):

 

hey yea yea yea

 

 

 

and the mayor with the shiny shoes will be at old town hall

 

his brother chief of police will catch truants at the mall

 

and mothers with their babies, off to daycare, then to work

 

I'll be heading to the alley where the poets always lurk

 

 

and I'll be seeing things in harmony, smelling them in rhyme

 

you know the kind of day when you can sink within the time

 

and the conflict then will rise, do I choose to concentrate

 

on all the things I love or try to fix the things I hate

 

 

'cause we American's dig our sitcoms, music, ballgames and french fries

 

and our teachers, they need raises and our schools, they need supplies

 

and resilience of the spirit goads the will to carry on

 

and the moon, it chase the sun around the earth to bring the dawn

 

 

(chorus)

 

 

and a new prez was elected, but change it happens slow

 

ad it's hard to keep it straight when you are living down below

 

'cause I'm down in the basement tryin to contemplate the scene

 

of a trillion spent on stimulus and what it's gonna mean

 

 

and the business folk are nervous 'cause their cuts may be repealed

 

meanwhile they're steppin over homeless on route to make the deal

 

while kids with calloused fingers serve in war and take their lumps

 

so the wealthy kids with SUVs' can pay less at the pumps

 

 

but a hundred years from now all our troubles will be gone

 

we'll be searching out new planets after fucking up our own

 

we'll pick us out a winner, plant a sturdy flag and then

 

ship up a few religions, do it all over again

 

 

(chorus)

 

 

(chorus)

 

Credits:

adam ezra group

adam ezra group

updated: 6 years ago