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Sleep on your back
And ash in your shoes
And always use the old sense of the words
Your third drink will lead you astray
Wandering down the backstreets of the world

On the last day of your life
Don't forget to die
The things that you do
Will always make your mama cry.

Chorus:
Well I know you got a lot of hope for
The new men (2x)

So you've got no friends and
You wander through the night
And now you watch the sunrise through a rifle-sight
Well don't believe in people who say it's all been done
They have time to talk because their race is run

So get in some licks
And hold your head up
And soon you'll be drinkin' from that crystal cup.

Chorus (2x)

Good morning...to the new world...


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    General CommentTake note kids! This is how it is.
    saison September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe one line I'm kind of puzzled about was ash in yr shoes.
    ussleepon December 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlike.. ashing a cigarette in your shoe.
    smallpoxon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm starting to believe that all Silver Jews songs are just a bunch of brilliant lines randomly strung together.

    David Berman is easily one of the best rock lyricists to ever exist.
    RaygunShaunon June 09, 2011   Link

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