"St. Louis" as written by and Rocky Votolato....
Past the beaten, broken, abandoned houses
it's sink or swim;
Taping up your knuckles and climbing
back in to the ring.

For a workman's wages slugging it out in
St. Louis;
Life is not your own without the
chances that you take.

Lost in darkness, maps unfolded on midnight's moonless night
Laughing, I... turned on the lights.

Eventually we'll all lose every single thing we love

And a heart that's beating is chained and cheated
by every single desire,
But we can beat death while we're still alive
Sometimes

White german shepard, trailer park, dirt yard and a chain-link fence
My dad never learned to bend, now he's a broken scarecrow in
tornado winds, with
two-by-four shingles, transformers scattered in the gravel, evening rain

Life is not your own without every single mistake
that you've made

And vision isn't sight to see what's inside
We all keep a blind eye
Searchlights turned outward
to an endless sea of change

Eventually we'll all lose every single thing we love

And a heart that's beating is chained and cheated
By every single desire
But we can beat death while we're still alive
Sometimes

(From the Let Go EP, 2012)


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