Take It All Back (Parts 1​-​4)

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LYRICS (Parts 1-4)

Part 1 - CORMAC

On “the road” again
that was a reference to Cormac McCarthy
33, still singing “Fuck the police” while the mark of the beast surrounds me through targeted marketing
Awfully ominous, aren’t we?
I’ma be honest with all of these zombies making a mockery out of humanity... thinking that a meme is a revolutionary strategy
Please try to dream bigger than a five-inch screen
I’ll fight & scream
Even if they don’t hear me
Never wanted to be anything better than anybody
Only want to think up possibilities for everybody getting a little more free but we’re still trapped in a prison of debt because of corporate greed
That’s gangster shit
Keep most poor while the few stay rich
They tell me “that’s how it is”
But I want to believe in more than this
Been a captain of a slow sinking ship
Got locked up cuz a motherfucker never snitched
Life can change so quick
Grandpa’s gone, little brother had a kid
Still singing these songs
Don’t know how to quit
They tell me that I got a Peter Pan complex heading to my middle age - not grown yet
If growing up means settling for the least evil in a race between rats
I don’t know about that
I don’t know about that
Wish I could take it all back.

Part 2 - SxE YOUTH

Was a straight edge youth with broken noses
Watching friends throw away youth through overdoses
We sang Minor Threat while dad smoked crack in Jersey
We sang Bad Brains PMA
Take It All Back
Wish I could take it all back
Take It All Back
Wish I could take it all back.


Head in a lion’s mouth
Oh, this silence feels so dumb
We’ve lost so many times
Wouldn’t notice if we won
Feel sorry for me!
I am a human, self-aware
Please don’t ignore me!
I am a human
Life’s unfair
(boo hoo)
One by one we’ll spill our guts on the floor
One by one we’ll dry up
Children burst into flames on a battlefield somewhere
But my insides are numb and I’m struggling to care
Feel sorry for me!
I am a human, unprepared
Please just reward me!
I am a human!
You should care!


Is anything relevant?
Is there anything else worth mentioning?
Show me your belief and I’ll question it
While they’re waiting for Jesus to resurrect
We’re stuck in a system that will never represent most of us residents
I’m fucked and a felon
Tough luck
All the debt’s piled up to my neck
So, what?
I’ll go a little bit insane
with a 9-millimeter to the brain
Every other rap is another bad attempt to redefine pain
Teen angst never left these veins
Guess that I can’t win if I don’t pay
The sting of failure never fades away
But it’s all ok
David Bowie’s ghost told me that
we could be heroes one day
Been this way since I can remember
Really don’t think it’ll get much better
35 candles dripping on a birthday cake and I’m still living like a damn rebel
I don’t get a boss... don’t worship any corpse on a cross... never went to temple or mosque
I barely got a cause, but I still pray for the human race in my own way: every word, each song.


from Sad, Fat Luck, released April 4, 2019


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