Oh, sleeping in the trees.
Traveling light, an unseen breeze.
I never really thought I'd get caught in that quad, but I was wrong.

Oh, I wanna get well
and find a skill I can sell.
Because no one buys what I try
to give away.

Trapped in the city.
No sleep, no more.
Just stay up yelling
at pimps and whores.

Whores?
And what for?
What for?
Is this art or war?

And who made
the part of my brain
that makes music
feel like pain?

"Go to bed whiteass! Get straight! Get a job! You calling me crazy? What's your problem? Are you lazy? Disrespect me? You gotta pay me."


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Ballad of Douglas Chin song meanings
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    General Commentthis was the first song i heard by TMS over a year ago, and it's wonderful. I've recently started listening to them again. Good decision i made (:
    nicola234on April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a homeless guy, who's thinking about his life and what it could have been. Surprisingly heartfelt, and so beautiful.
    CharlotteLacrymon May 31, 2007   Link

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