"The Lottery" as written by and Harvey Jay Mason James Edward Fauntleroy Ii....
It happened all in the passing of light
We won’t see it coming
I know that we’ll all lose in time
But my mind won’t stop running

Blame it on the air that you breathe
Well I can’t see how anything’s nursed on disease
Nothing is clean in this place
Our only hope is cutting off the nose to spite the face

Who’ll take the lottery?
Don’t look away
We’re the unlucky ones
I won’t let it tear us apart!
Who’ll take the lottery?
Don’t look away
We’re the unlucky ones
I won’t let it take you

This intrusion’s a functioning curse
Break the thumb and the whole hand will hurt
It’s not like moving backwards in time
It happened all in the passing of light

Blame it on the air that you breathe
Well I can’t see how anything’s nursed on disease
Nothing is clean in this place
Our only hope is cutting off the nose to spite the face

Who’ll take the lottery?
We’re the unlucky ones
I won’t let it tear us apart

Who’ll take the lottery?
Don’t look away
We’re the unlucky ones
I won’t let it take you
Who’ll take the lottery?
Don’t look away
We’re the unlucky ones
I won’t let it take you


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    General Comment"When someone in my family was diagnosed with cancer I had the music to this song and was working on vocals. It's all I could think about. I had just gotten off the phone with them as they poured their heart out to me about what it's like to be facing mortality and failing health. Most of the themes of that song, including the comparison of the lottery to getting cancer, came out of that call." - anthony green

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    rltwjsaneon September 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentYou never know what will happen, the smart man will expect the worse.

    "Who'll take the lottery/ We're the unlucky one."
    Starman666on April 16, 2013   Link

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