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When People Are Better Than You

from Ion Zelig Vol. III by Workman Song




there's people i know they won’t stop to listen less you got soul they’re my friends
was a miracle not an accident we winded up on the same block of the town that we’re in
and while we’re on the chopping block we have no arms or legs to cart us round round
it takes a little humility to remember what it means to be of sound mind

when people are better than you

I’m always tuned to the right station i got that divine radar on my side most the time
even if it isn’t easy you gotta practice making yourself smile to increase your quality of life
piece it together pull it apart claim its called a work of art it didn’t start because of you it better not end because of you too
hold on tight and don’t give up i hope you’ve been encouraged enough to believe in love and the holy stuff and the all the rights to live and the rights to truth

your parents treat you like a child they always will but then they’re gone so alright? alright
treat them good and treat them kind take care of them don’t send them off to some resort to die
grandma world and papa sky the apple tree the hidden eyes the conspiracy world-wide
a mechanism is holding you now do you really want it to i bet you didn’t so what you do is ignite

when people are better than you

and nobody is a criminal
when they are seated in the embassy
and jack was quick cause jack was nimble
leapt from the candlestick in ecstasy
a welcome guest in the churchyard
a neighborhood mainstay and a seldom-seen
a loving man is man who is free

right before you go to sleep tonight you’ll remember these words that i speak and rhyme henceforth
if you wanna live before you die be a happy camper pitch your tent don’t pay no rent nothing’s due but north
there’s an awful lot of talk bout how theres no god let the conversation flow on and on and on and on and on
there’s an awful lot of talk and talk I’m done with that I’ve talked enough you can never love enough and i aint wrong



from Ion Zelig Vol. III, released December 7, 2014


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Workman Song Brooklyn, New York

Workman Song is Seán McMahon. A country preacher who cut his teeth on NYC subway platforms & stages, McMahon is known for his “gritty, freewheeling folk...earnest, amber-toned songs exploring the edges of faith” (The Wild Honey Pie) & a live show that's "equal parts Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), Bruce, and the Dead…what Dylan would have sounded like on about six tabs of acid" (Baeblemusic). ... more


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