Nellie McKay The Big One Lyrics


As you're walkin' down the street Might wanna skip a beat Think it over Walkin' to the corner store But it ain't there no more If you want a loaf of bread You try a pharmacy instead Another chain will set you free When you go to pay the rent You see it's all been spent The purse is empty Money, money make a buck But you're all outta luck This town ain't friendly now A thousand faces stare you down Each one's afraid of what you see Slither in your sea (can't deny it) Hide behind the view (gentrifying) Take a life or two (The revolution's comin' round) Clingin' to the door ( quiver, cower ) Profit off the poor (fight the power) Pay 'em even more (That's why they took Bruce Bailey down) Took Bruce Bailey down Lookin' like the jack is back But he ain't gonna attack His hands are flippin' Druggies dyin' in the halls They're bangin' on the walls Your Ma ain't trippin' now It ain't a home if you ain't allowed What time's the cease fire Where's the heat? Spittin' on the old (sister/brother) Shittin' on your soul
(welfare mother) Profit is the goal (the revolution's comin' round) Payin' off a loan (mass eviction) Elevate the zone (ain't no fiction) Breakin' up a home (that's why they took Bruce Bailey down) Took Bruce Bailey down No more tokens, take a train You swipe a piece of plastic paper No more smokin' on the plane You gripe they'll take you to the jailer Bind your time, it's all in vain They tell you as you meet your maker Grief's the mother of invention Pain's the midwife to your labor Turn it, burn it, cure it, endure it If you are able, sucker People standing in the park It's getting mighty dark The kids are scowlin' Shutter up the windows tight This is an evil night The wind is howlin' fast Another tragedy has passed Another stain on you and me Slither in your sea (can't deny it) Hide behind the view (gentrifying) Take a life or two (The revolution's comin' round) Clingin' to the door (quiver, cower) Profit off the poor (fight the power) Pay 'em even more (That's why they took Bruce Bailey down) Took
Bruce Bailey down Spittin' on the old (sister/brother) Shittin' on your soul (welfare mother) Profit is the goal (the revolution's comin' round) Payin' off a loan (mass eviction) Elevate the zone (ain't no fiction) Breakin' up a home (that's why they took Bruce Bailey down) Took Bruce Bailey down

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