"Raw Deal" as written by and Schrodt Armstrong....
There's a shred of guilt in every one of us
And a pain we felt in watching you all suffer
Now the time has come
To make amends
To everyone
To pay the price
For all that we could've done
But we wasted everything now
Now we're done.
Now we're done.

There's a shred of guilt in every one of us
And a pain we felt in watching you all suffer
Now the time has come
To make amends
To everyone
To pay the price
For all that we could've done
But we wasted everything now
Now we're done.
Now we're done.

I preyed on my own people
I took them for all that they had
I laughed at their helplessness
I left them for dead
Now I'm tugging on this line
But I can never gain any ground
And for the selfishness I displayed
There is a punishment that I've found



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"Raw Deal" as written by Balliet Armstrong

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    General Commentthis totally dante's inferno.
    GravityAlwaysWinson July 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif i had to guess, i would say this song's about the slaghter of the native americans. some of them native americans, the song's narrators, sold out the rest and are now paying the price.
    hell_mongooseon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know the direct correlation between this whole album and Dante's Inferno but this song has always reminded me of the novel Ironweed by William Kennedy. The lines resonate the anguish, guilt, and restlessness of the protagonist Francis Phelan who deserted his family after accidentally killing his infant son, to wander aimlessly and haunted through Depression era Albany, New York. It sets and feels reminiscent of MBD's raw and guilty style, on this album anyway. Always haunted by:

    "I preyed on my own people
    I took them for all that they had
    I laughed at their helplessness
    I left them for dead"
    KafkaNightmareon January 07, 2009   Link

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