Better Off

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Now we’re living in the
age of misinformation
while we’re sucking on the
marrow of yesterday’s dead life
Just filling up the skies
with cheap gasoline

while we’re standing on the edge
spitting fire at the stars with whiskey breath
Will we hear the earth’s tender ache
or slave ourselves to stupid that cannot understand

we could be better off
if we all just did something right
We could be better off
if we cared less for money
and more just for life

Fears run rampant in the streets
and in our homes of you and me
The revolution won’t be on TV
until there’s violence or death to see
but by then it’ll be too late
to turn the war into love

now it’s getting kind of hard to breath
and now my garden hose is a flame thrower
oh how could we be so dumb
as to kill our children’s future
but not make them understand

that we could be better off
if we all just did something right
We could be better off
if we cared less for money
and more just for life

I woke alone to a cold dark sweat
and the night ingesting my breath
I watch the full moon explode over my head
it was man’s first space bomb flight

But as we stand here on the edge spitting
fire at the stars with whiskey breath
will we feel the earth’s tender ache
or slave ourselves to stupid that we can not understand

that she doesn’t care
if we all just withered and died
Yeah, she doesn’t care
if we kill ourselves off
or get our shit right

We’d be better off
if we all just did something right
we could be better off
if we cared less for money
and more just for life

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from Better Off, released September 16, 2016

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East Cameron Folkcore Austin, Texas

"Big, brash and charming!" -NPR All Songs Considered

"They are possibly the only band to site both Black Flag and Gustav Mahler as an influence." - American Songwriter

"A celebratory madness - music against the system, with brain, heart and clenched fist." - Rolling Stone
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