"Keep A Good Man Down" as written by and Ian/brown Thornley....
I know this comes as no surprise
but the wool's been pulled over our eyes for years
And all the while we sit with our legs crossed
as some poor bastard finds he's lost ten years

That's just another day I live inside my head
I'm tired of all the ways that I wish I was dead
It's been so many years I've finally figured out a way to keep a good man down

I locked you up and threw away the key to all your better days, my bad, my friend
There's so many things you'll never be, many things you'll never have, so sad, oh well

That's just another day I live inside my head
I'm tired of all the ways that I wish I was dead
It's been so many years I've finally figured out a way to keep a good man down

As you're floating through the paces of your day
There's a burning need to get yourself away
Everywhere temptation starts to breed
The things you know you'll never need to
satisfy that greed
Satisfy that greed

I know this comes as no surprise but the wool's been pulled over our eyes for years, my dear

That's just another day I live inside my head
I'm tired of all the ways that I wish I was dead
It's been so many years I've finally figured out a way to keep a good man down


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"Keep a Good Man Down" as written by Ian Thornley Gavin Brown

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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who spends their whole life trying to bring poeple down. It's really good anyway, the rest of the song sounds pretty general, but the corus is fantastic and origional. Yay for thornley.
    goatman_48on January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about you against yourself. You find "a burning need to get yourself away" from your mundane life, yet over the years ("some poor bastard's lost 10 years") you've taught yourself how to keep a good man (yourself) down. Welcome to the system.

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    Robpon September 17, 2013   Link

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