"The Burglars" as written by and David Michael Portner Noah Benjamin Lennox....
I could be a hare and I’d sneak into my private rivals dreaming I’m a burglar
Quick as any day in my fleeting little chest of hopefuls lost it to the burglars
I can be aware and ya maybe I’m the same like pirates likened to the burglars

Threat on any day and I’m hiding from the hare who’s also hiding from the burglars
And I didn’t catch his name pow shot him on the range yow 'cause he was a burglar
Happens in the parks boohoo even in the old days stinking of the burglars
Happens in my home I never see it coming

When I was young we used to put alarms on our doors and screens like a burglar net now that
I’m older I’m sure that’s absurd that’s the word for the man who collects who’s he stealing from next

When I was young my parents yelled beware of the ivory man that will steal and sell now that
I’m older those words are still pure not the look of a crook in his books what’s he taking from you?

And worried peeps go on about it
Say a lot of changes better come
A pocket full of change is emptied by
A little gawky bright and bubbly bird

Lots of heroes out there thinking bout it but minutes of their lives are ticking down
And bottles full of love are drunken by a tricky trite and thirsty hungry bird

Blooming tips on tulip cones that
Don’t pay out they keep on growing
Costume thieves who never hand back half of what you end up owing
Has this town really gotten much better are the burglars gonna keep on trying to meddle with it?
Has this town really gotten much better are the burglars gonna keep on trying to meddle with it?
Has this town really gotten much better are the burglars gonna keep on trying to meddle with it?
Has this town really gotten much better are the burglars gonna keep on trying to meddle with it?

Probably driving your car with someone
Close up your head 'cause are they reading your letters come on pack up the bed for betters

Stealing from the day. Didn’t take a second
Listened to a record
And they got away sneaky are the burglars

When I cross their way like a helpless chicken bones
Will soon be clinkin' wearing me for play bracelet on a burglar

Thought I was ok not as bad as some and sunset on the slums see another day happy are the burglars

Brush it all away or do I let it sink in?
Is it my ambition just to turn away?
Freedom for the burglars

Now what I got is bad as the burglars bring to the room
Still all I got is bad as the burglars bring to the room
But still what I got is bad as the burglars bring to the room
But still what I got is bad as the burglars bring to the room

What you think you own you don’t watch out the burglars


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"The Burglars" as written by David Michael Portner Noah Benjamin Lennox

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    General CommentTaken from interview with Avey Tare on TinyMixtapes:

    The idea of burglary and theft and possession is just something that has come up a lot over the years, and one of the things I think a lot about. To me a burglar spans the spectrum of specific humans, to natural disasters, such as the hurricanes that have devastated certain parts of the U.S. the last few years (and the world), to simpler things like a snake taking a bird’s eggs. Burglary is everywhere, and I find it interesting that as humans we take it so seriously when it seems like such a natural thing. I think at least in the West it says something about how materialistic we are, and how we define ourselves by what we “own.” So the burglars just move through this stream of thoughts on burglary, and does it in a fast frantic way in hopes that you get the feeling that the singers are running from something.
    blake11606on March 01, 2016   Link

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