Food On The Table

from Toothless Messiah by Curtis McMurtry

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lyrics

you expect subordination
unrelenting dedication
no regrets or hesitation
stay in line

we keep our fingers on the trigger
selling to the highest bidder
you demand and we deliver
not this time

why should we fight if we can still run and hide?
it's too early in the war for you to make us choose sides

if you want us to be faithful
lay your cards out on the table
'cause even when you think it's stable
the world will turn

now you think you're in the lead but
all we have to do it reach up
even if you do not teach us
we will learn

heroes for profit, promotions for pawns
from last to first, but never for long
if you've got nothing to offer don't ask us for help
we need food on the table like everyone else

credits

from Toothless Messiah, released February 5, 2021
Curtis McMurtry- vocals, banjo
Diana Burgess- vocals, cellos
Mike Meadows- drums and percussion
Evan Kaspar- pedal steel

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Curtis McMurtry Austin, Texas

Curtis McMurtry writes apocalyptic indie folk about the selfish and the cowardly. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Tom Waits, Curtis' music combines sinister lyrics with sophisticated orchestrations. He specializes in sad songs and mean songs, and considers his catalogue to be "music for people that like to read." ... more

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