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Matthew Good lyrics

One Of Them Years

Sit atop a mountain
Listen with a soup can
In the south he's not a liar
Just the leader of a bad band
That in Europe get together
An in secret praise the people
That my grandad fought in the lowlands
At the Scheldt got shot to pieces
So they could rehash their allegiance
To a national convenience
That preys on easy difference
You know fear it's just a weakness
And ya, it's been one of them years

Well the poor they're there to pity
But only from a distance
Pull on your tender heart strings
The price of an every day existence
Emma Lazarus was wrong
Fuck your teeming huddled parasitics
Somehow kids from Nicaragua
Well they're invading West Virginia
Maybe they're looking for Ollie North
Maybe what you got you get it in you
I seem to remember things that mattered
That no longer count as anything
And ya, it's been one of them years

Oh the sea ain't really rising baby
You're just getting shorter
Never mind the science
Them vaccinations cause dysphoria
And them pictures of the planet
They've been doctored
So it looks like a place akin to heaven
But only from a distance
Nobody likes your headscarf
But they wear masks in the resistance
Who don't really have any answers
But they're great at pointing fingers
And ya, it's been one of them years

You can only fool the people
The other half the time we're sleeping
So that's pretty much the bag
And bag men never want for reasons
So drinks are on the house
Because the house always wins
And baby you know that I've wasted a lot of time
A lot of time just thinking
When thinking's overrated
Compared to reactionary blinking
So I'm sitting here reflecting
On what I could've done
And ya, it's been one of them years

Sit atop a mountain
Listen with a soup can
For a distant whistle
Buy a dog so he can
And ya it's been one of them years