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Liar's Lament

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I make a living selling futures to the bankers and the whores
They come to my old trailer in the baddest part of town
I'm the one they come to see because I tell a better lie,
And I look you in the eye while I do.

And they all want me to see
The rosy things-to-be
The bridesmaids and the dances and the everlasting glee.
Well I may be a liar,
But I ain't no fraud
I peeked into your futures and they all look grim and cold.

I spend my evenings walking down in the backstreets of the port
I sell my youth to any beggar who has the coin for half an hour
I like to hear the sailor's stories and the married men's tale of woe
But I never see their eyes while I do.

And they all want me to be
The one they'll never see
The matron or the slave-girl filled with joy and ectasy
But while I may be a walker,
Well I'm no fraud.
I've heard all about your pasts, they make me feel empty and cold.

My days are spent in silent prayer, and in the evening I do preach
Tell my flock of all the riches they'll be treated with in death
And then I watch them leave my temple, back to run the old rat-race
And I can't bear their empty face when I do.

And they all want me to sing
Of the greatness death will bring
The tin crown of salvation and the fiery angel-kings
But while I may say my prayers
Well I'm no fraud
I know they'll all be screaming when the angels walk our roads.


from Gentlemen Bastards, released October 29, 2012




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