"Bootscraper" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Watch the broken common man
Drown his sorrows at unhappy hour
Dirty and sweaty with just enough to get by

Calluses on his hands, calluses on his soul
Hard-boiled, son of a bitch
Scraping away on the down hill grind

It's a means to an end, a mean end for most
Death and domestication ends in shattered hopes
Can't see the hand at the other end of the leash

Turn and bite, turn and bite the hand that bleeds you dry
Throw yourself a bone, no one else will
Compromise leads to self-loathing
Money the excrement of labor

And you don't get to keep shit
Except politics and power trips
And a bad breath down your neck

I know for I have toiled in the halls of the mighty
And not received a teardrop in a bucket
Motherfuck it

The world doesn't owe me a thing
But you do, motherfucker
The world doesn't owe me a thing
But you do, motherfucker

So crooked when you die
They're gonna have to screw your ass
Into the ground

As life slowly unravels with nothing to show
But your wasted time and dust
A thousand points of lies falling
On the deafened funeral eardrums of the blind masses

Rise above, extract your life
Will you look within then turn around and bite?
Day by day the mask suffocates your life
Is this any way to live? No fucking way


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"Boot Scraper" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General CommentI love this song. Its about how the regualr people of the world are taken advantage of by those with money and power.
    Sampoon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think Sampo is totally right. these lyrics are pretty easy to interpet. I gotta say one of easiest LOG songs to figure out.
    ferry_515on July 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I agree with sampo. this is one of lamb of gods best songs.
    Victim_of_a_downon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe world doesn't owe me a thing, but you do Motherfucker. Totally about the common man and his struggles in our society. Callouses at his hands and on his soul . . . the downhill grind. . . a mean end for most. Most people will bust their ass to make a living, if you can call it that, but go unappreciated and receive the lowest amount of respect in our world. People flock to and cherish those with money and power when really it is the people that do the back breaking work that make it all possible.
    rviperon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou've missed a part of the lyrics. It should be:

    As life slowly unravels
    With nothing to show but wasted time and dust
    A thousand points of lies falling on the deafened
    funeral eardrums of the blind masses.
    Rise above, extract your life.
    Socoldon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSocold - are those lyrics out of the album booklet thingee? I tried getting them just by listening and I got
    "As life slowly unravels
    With nothing to show but wasted time and dust
    A thousand points of light falling on
    The death that you know will come to the blind masses
    Rise above, extract your life."
    But im not sure if its right...

    And yeah i agree with most people here, its about some blue collar labourer busting his ass and getting jack shit out of it.
    Metal_Rockson July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Its about the workingman's struggles and how when you work for those with so much you still receive so little.
    rSaEdAiNoon July 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI DO NOT agree with either or yall...take a look at the first line...its aparently about drinking and how he .."drown his sorrorows at unhappy hou..." and also how you should be able to better yourself without having "money and power"....this is just me though.
    Ruin_the_Religionon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is not about drinking,it is about people who have to work the shit jobs like roofing,construction,bricklayers....on the Killadelphia dvd if you have seen it,Randy and Mark both talk about how they were on construction crews,this song is about the type of life you have when you work one of the more physically demanding jobs,awesome song though one of my favorites from As The Palaces Burn
    livebackwards801on June 21, 2006   Link

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