I am a breadwinner
I chose to brick these walls somehow
Beneath the city spires
I gave my shoulders to the plow
Cold and cruel the concrete
the wicked pavement chokes the sky
I chose this path
the one so often travelled by.

Tonight, we burn the wintry frost of night
Tonight, we wish upon the fading light
Tonight, our burning hearts will rise
Tonight, we own the skies

My hands are bleeding where they often crack
The stars will sometimes burn with longing
through the choking black of night shifts
piling each against the next
A Trojan horse inside my chest
is screaming for the life I left
My kingdom for a steady paycheck


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    Song MeaningThe band moved on after quitting in 2003. They pretty much all got regular jobs, giving their shoulders to the plow, traveling the well worn path of normal work. Game up the crazy road life kingdom for a steady paycheck.

    I don't think the band members hate that life or anything; in fact I think most of the band was sick of road life and that's a big reason they quit. But this song seems to be about the adrenaline filled fun of coming back together and traveling to shows and performing again, maybe not forever, but at least for "tonight."
    joepinionon January 27, 2014   Link

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