"No One Would Riot for Less" as written by and Conor Oberst....
Well death may come invisible
Or in a holy wall of fire
In the breath between the markers
On a black I-80 mile

from the madness of the governments
To the vengeance of the sea
Yeah everything is eclipsed
By the shape of destiny

so love me now, hell is coming
Yeah kiss my mouth, hell is here

little soldier, little insect
You know war it has no heart
It will kill you in the sunshine
Or happily in the dark

where kindness is a card game
And a bent up cigarette
In the trenches, in the hard rain
With a bullet and a bet

he says help me out, yeah, hell is coming
Could you do it now? hell is here

see the sterile soil pours in the sky
Dirty water final scraps of light
Bring a new tear

so wake, baby, wake
But leave that blanket round you
There's nothing as safe
I'm leaving this place
There is nothing I'm planning to take
Just you, just you

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"No One Would Riot for Less" as written by Conor Oberst

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    General Commenti hear this song and i just chills. can you imagine being these two people, with the apocalypse at your back and youre just trying to hold on to the last thing that you love.

    scares the hell out of me.

    rockisgroovyon April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSaw him play this at the Orpheum in Omaha...Absolutly amazing....
    *WASTEofPAINT*on December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone have a better recording of this than just the one from that radio show?
    you fail meon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres a good version on youtube
    nickvbon August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    there is nothing else to describe it.
    glory__fadeson December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kind of like the messed up radio version…I think it has a George Orwell 1984 feel to it that goes well with the song…as for the song - one of my many favorite Bright Eyes songs…I gave up trying to choose a single song as my favorite a long time ago..
    another_monkey2002on January 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's up on the saddle creek site for free for those who want to download it.
    bluehat9on March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song describes exactly how I felt the last couple of weeks of 2006 and the first couple of 2007, this guy is so amazing it almost scares me.
    runrunrunon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is haunting. It incites highly romanticized apocalyptic visions. I agree with the person who mentioned that it has a "1984 feel" to it. I can't stop listening.
    julzzrockson March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am anticipating the new album..
    This song is so amazing : Conor is so amazing.
    justjosie88on March 09, 2007   Link

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