"The Mercury Craze" as written by Adam Drucker, Jeffrey Logan, Dax Pierson, Alex Kort, Jordan Dalrymple and Marton Dowers....
When last we left him...
our hero yes was recently diagnosed as being last haver
of a most unusual sort of blood.
quite surprised by the news himself,
(and still the genuinely unlucky man)
he now wields his one and only body bag
of this, his now very rare blood.


and so, we find him seated not starved but smalled,
before a really rather serious spread...

his evening's eats have been copped and bequeathed
by the richest of rich who's only child is especially sick...


their fair scared parent eyes reading weak...
yelling help across some 200 feet of set table
yours far full of edge... perfectly still like straight teeth

It seems so few would know just what to do as the new and improved lucky you,
to be courted and prized as someone else's very own personal blood mine.


I mean...What if your o-so unique blood... then became the latest craze...

would the dear disparate world not get the wrong/right idea,
You...now owning all your ever so happening blood...
You...sole proprietor of all that priceless red wet...

What if...
What if your blood were then all the rage...
What then...
What if your blood weren't you...

What would you give
in order to get your hands
on the latest most luxurious blood...
to have yours flushed completely
and replaced with that of a nice bright white
college boy or very viral multi-millionaire widow...

Would you later pay extra
for your old red tide to be glassed,
sat down, room warm beside your occupied hospital bed.
so that when you were well ,
and in your right mind of redwets
and new whites. You just might
indeed, spill your own & old blood.

can't you hear your mercury just
ringing with the jingles already...

is there a terrible time to your life that never seems to let up...
is it a terrible time of the great nothing much...
what say you leave your past life's luck in the dust...
and let the miracle most of modern day at your blood...


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    General CommentThere are really very few rap songs about the ethical morass of blood harvesting from the lower class. This song gets in your head and stays there. I love it. Very fun, weird live band though, you don't often see electric cello in most hip/hop acts.
    EricSon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is using the blood harvesting as a way to characterize how the upperclass gets money for the work of the lower classes.

    And god, live they kick so much ass. I saw them with Tv on the Radio and I think I liked them better than Tv. The electric celloist was awesome. Subtle is probably my favorite band I've ever seen live, just because the experience will always be so damn memorable, from the first time Doseone threw forks at us to talking with Alexander Kort after the show.
    scarecrow826on July 12, 2007   Link

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