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Matthew Good lyrics

Vancouver National Anthem

Out of the alleys
Are needle-strewn fields
Into the sunlight
The brochures reveal
Like snakes come for rabbits
And rabbits for meals
Where the ore and the axe flies

Well this is our story (stick too it!)
But it ain't the truth
Cuz the truth's just for liars
That need an excuse
Around here love's a gangster
And charity's the brute
Where God deals on Sundays
Under a brain burning roof

It's 5 blocks of universe
And aliens for reach [??]
Like invisible ghettos
Of privelege and grief
And we end up between them
The carrion flies
Living off skeletons
Recycled lies

This is the place we find out
Well this is the way we find out

We all live downtown
Pay $1250, no parking
Live with a clown
Step over ourselves
We all live downtown
Paying blood, no parking
Sleep on the ground
Step over ourselves
We all live downtown
We all die downtown
Step over ourselves (over ourselves)
Step over ourselves

Well this is our story (stick to it!)
But it ain't the truth
Cuz the truth's just for liars
That need an excuse
For a King crowned a banker
The Queen crowned a noose
Like heirs to a graveyard
Where the dirt's always loose

It's 5 blocks of universe
And aliens for reach [??]
Like invisible ghettos
Of privelege and grief
And we end up between them
The carrion flies
Picking on skeletons
Under a big northern sky

This is the place you find out
Yeah this is the way you find out

We all live downtown
We all die downtown
Step over ourselves


Transcribed by Prometheon and Apsham.
Edited by Crusader.