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The Wem Ghost,
Conformity is Rebellion,
To Wash Against the Hudson River Running,
Late in Time,
In Randomness There Are Numbers,
and 1 more.
, and , .
Under a rising balloon,
That a lucky man is holding,
As it climbs above the building,
Gently getting smaller as it goes,
People stop to look up there,
Take a photo for the internet,
And no one here amongst them,
Knows just how much longer it can go,
Before the point when all you’ve borrowed,
Becomes too great a load,
And the lenders will not lend to you,
And the line on the graph is getting low,
Oh, how much easier it would be,
To let that balloon go!
Well many times,
In all those good Country Songs,
The singer will speak a few lines,
And in his troubles,
He will offer guidance for the times,
But I won’t even try.
I’m not saying that money is a sin,
If anything, it’s just a neutral Man-made medium,
But I don’t want any more Socialism,
Preached by millionaires, and rock stars,
And daddy’s girls again,
‘Cause they’ve all made their money just the same,
From the system that they all pretend to hate,
A little honesty,
A little self control,
Oh people, you are won now by greed!
It’s not a perfect world,
And there is no pot of gold,
At the end of the rainbow that you see,
So ride away,
Holding whichever string you please,
And if it all works out,
And you side-step the banks and governments,
And live off your own and are free,
Then let me know,
And I’ll be right on over,
Sailing my balloon to thee,
‘Cause I’ve given up,
On my own good luck,
And I no longer vote or believe,
Oh, it’s a money thing,
And I’ve seen what it can do to me,
But I’ve got to live,
So something’s got to give,
And I’m singing this down on my knees,
To the God of Love,
To the Devil, if she wants,
And to anyone who listens to me,
Oh how much wiser it would be,
To let that balloon go!
Well I’ve nothing more,
Than this song,
And all of the money is the gone!
So goodbye to the string,
To the carrots and the stick,
And goodbye to the money that’s gone!
And all of the money has gone.
from The Wem Ghost
released January 15, 2015
Words and Music by Thom Carter. Copyright 2015 Self Released Records. All Rights Reserved.
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