Harvey Danger Cream and Bastards Rise Lyrics

Little by Littleā€¦ Track Listing
  • 1 Wine, Women, and Song
  • 2 Cream and Bastards Rise
  • 3 Moral Centralia
  • 4 Little Round Mirrors
  • 5 Happiness Writes White
  • 6 Incommunicado
  • 7 Cool James
  • 8 What You Live By
  • 9 War Buddies
  • 10 Diminishing Returns
  • 1 I Missed It
  • 2 Picture, Picture
  • 3 Writing Snippet: Cream and Bastards Rise
  • 4 Elvis, I Don't Love You Anymore
  • 5 Cold Snap
  • 6 Writing Snippet: Little Round Mirrors
  • 7 Moral Centalia (demo)
  • 8 Cream and Bastards (reprise)
  • 9 The Piano Lesson
  • 10 [untitled]
  • You're doing everything your people said to
    I'd hate to be the one to break it to you
    It's only sad 'cause it's true
    They misled you when they bred you
    Somebody said some things they had no right to
    Somehow they stuck, then you were known as someone who
    Could simply not follow through if he had to
    (But you have to, don't you?)

    You don't have to be a genius, but it helps to (helps to)
    Fools and charlatans, they may get wise
    But only cream and bastards rise, and you can see it in their eyes

    You followed good advice to the letter
    You know your friend?
    He's doing so much better than you are ever likely to do
    He'll eclipse you and he will not miss you

    You don't have to be a genius, but it helps to (helps to)
    All the also-rans are real nice guys
    But only cream and bastards rise:
    People who can buy and sell you
    Sharing a joke that they will never tell you
    You think you're dialed in
    Someone has to win, and you know what that means
    It means someone's gotta lose
    It's probably you

    It's not a race, it's not a competition
    And if it were you'd be in no position to
    Get them to listen to you if you had to
    Not even if your life depended on it

    You don't have to be a genius, but it helps to (helps to)
    Some are aliens, the rest are spies
    But only cream and bastards rise, and you can see it in their eyes

    Written by: Aaron Huffman, Jeff Lin, Sean Nelson
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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