Hey Citizen

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about

Agonisingly catchy dissection of choice and freedom in a jazz-folk hat. Plus my favourite guitar solo EVER.

lyrics

Is it seven or is it eight
Is it poetry or real-estate that
Calls your number and rings your bell
Well is it heaven or is it hard to tell
Brush your teeth and say your prayers
Try to keep that monster below stairs
From over-eating he’s gaining weight
You’ve gotta wonder how much he could take
Of us

Hey Citizen you are
Reminiscent of a slave
Hey Spartacus you are no
Freer than the rest of us

Do you walk or do you drive
Will you give it one last try or
Cut the engine and drift in space
Do you recognise the bitter taste
Of dust

Hey Citizen you are
Reminiscent of a slave
Hey Spartacus you are no
Freer than the rest of us

Do you raise or do you fold
Do you watch your whole damn life get
Sold from underneath you to passers-by
At the great car-boot sale in the sky

Hey Citizen you are
Reminiscent of a slave
Hey Spartacus you are no
Freer than the rest of us

credits

from New Maps Of Hell, released July 4, 2012

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