Everything's Fine, America

by Last to Show First to Go

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released April 5, 2013

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Track Name: When We Are Up
Blacktop, faded grey and the yellow lines have worn away
You can park anywhere you like, but stay away
from the broken lights at night

Abandoned yards stir awake, creep over lines that separate
Marching weeds, ruderal parade. When no one's home
what can the neighbors say?

When we are up we have some confidence
When we are down
(can't make any sense)

Tidy lawns, fresh white paint, sell it cheap or give it away
No one's homes, no one's needs, no one's lies,
no one follows they all lead

You can walk anywhere you please, but keep the pace, nothing breaks the beat
Lines in the sand, we're picking sides, take your place
on the great divide

When we are up we have some confidence
When we are down
(can't make any sense)
Track Name: Subtle Blend
Salt Lake City calls
Salt Lake City calls

And the answer is "No, I don't want you to go"
Once we've said our goodbyes, I look forward to your hellos, hellos, hellos, hellos
Please promise me you'll save me a few of those

When we hug where do I end?
When we hug where do you begin?
Between good friends it's not a hard line
It's a subtle blend

Come back as often as you can
Let's make a quarterly travel plan
Track Name: Now We Are Drowning
Try to whittle it away
Smaller pieces every day
Keep sharpening the blade
Keep those fingers tucked in safe

Now we are drowning
in increments of two
We are scattered but not few
Slice away, slice right through

Bloody fingers pointing back
and the water's getting high
Floating pieces 'round my neck
But the flood won't
The flood won't pass us by

The whispering is louder than hell
It's broadcast, it's force fed
It's the devil we've been given head
What did you say?
What was that I heard?
Promise it'll be okay lies to hang on empty words
Track Name: Delivery Day
They come around kissing babies, kissing dollar bills
Never letting on where their mouths have been

All the gods of catalogues sending down their tablets
With new deals on new lines of manufactured habits

Everyone's got everyone convinced there's no other way
Hands all slapping backs on delivery day

Salvation! Salvation!
The god given fall from favor
Clutching to this god bless'd hope of a last minute savior

The soul of the plowboy ain't worth the bill on delivery day
The soul of the housewife (seamstress) ain't worth the bill on delivery day
The souls of our children ain't worth the bill on delivery day
It ain't worth the bill on delivery

All the black kettles and all the black pots
Killed all the chickens for the roosters and the cocks

One by one they marched them down to bow before the crown
While good cops and bad cops tapped their toes to the ticking sound

We're all on the dole, waiting for a fix
Caught on the sharpening edge between the pimps and the tricks

Salvation! Salvation!
The god given fall from favor
Clutching to this god bless'd hope of a last minute savior

Stories that are told by fools with tongues of silver and teeth of gold
Crown the kings and turn the keys with profits false and shiny strings
When all that's done is said aloud there's nothing left to share
It's a Seller's day, (Buyer)
Buyer beware the lawyers making plans, cut and clean with dirty hands
Shake the tree and make it rain a make believe no other way
With eyes of steel and feet of lead they say that nothing's free
So empty out your pockets if you want a place to bleed

Salvation! Salvation!
The god given fall from favor
Clutching to this god bless'd hope of a last minute savior

The soul of the plowboy ain't worth the deal on delivery day
The soul of the housewife (seamstress) ain't worth the deal on delivery day
The souls of our children ain't worth the deal on delivery day
It ain't worth the deal on delivery day
Track Name: Everything's Fine, America
All of the lives spent looking for something that just wasn't there
The searching just led back 'round the bend to a cancer of living in fear
I don't think much of the future with a past brokered in blood
Spending the days pissing presents away as if everything, everything isn't enough

Never you worry oh never you mind
Never admit that it ain't black and white
Never you worry oh everything's fine
Nothing to see here just go back inside

To shakedown the world on its knees; bending and breaking our bread
Shitting on everything sacred and free, when taking is a right we defend
No one is innocent born into poison and sand
Digging a grave praying hard to be saved in the shallows, the shallows of pretend

Never you worry oh never you mind
Never admit that it ain't black and white
Never you worry oh never you mind
Never seek truth if it can't be denied
Never you worry oh never you mind
The bullets and the bombs keep the evils in line
Never you worry oh everything's fine
Nothing to see here just go back inside