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you're looking up and the sun looks gold/but you can't wait for miracles/when you're down on your luck and looking for work around New York, you go/don't blame yourself don't give in/that's just how they like it/"the well dried up, 'cause you weren't thirsty enough"/don't blame yourself don't give in/that's just how they like it/"the poor are poor 'cause they didn't work hard enough"/when prices go up, you fight but you're caught in a current/when you're drowning to live, it's time to leave/so you're chasing the sun all over highway 101/dreaming American dreams/self-made man, t-shirt, blue jeans/what manifests is the myth of our destiny/what you working and dying for?/another dream that you can't afford?/you're looking all over California for one that could be yours/it's just your luck/you tramped from L.A. to San Fransisco/there's no gold to dig, no land to claim/and all of the plains have been bought up or sold by corporations/dreaming.../of self.../man, what.../destiny?


from Patterned Lives, released September 17, 2011



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Thieves and Assassins

Thieves and Assassins is a band from Long Island. In one form or another, they have been playing and writing music together since 2004.

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