Let It Go

by State Radio

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released 29 September 2009

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Track Name: Mansin Humanity
man's inhumanity towards man, stop it when it first began
tell them this road's to die on, goes nowhere
a land they're never supposed to reach or be kindly received they'll just drop to their knees
to the nowhere land

and in the orphanage they run for their beds, they run from the men in the building
and allies just watch, whisper and talk, and one million are marched to a
nowhere land
nowhere land

i'm not calling out a warning, for all is not well there's so little time
please sir there's women and children, they lie where they fell - they've done nothing wrong, nothing at all

you said enough, you'll set him off
you said enough, you'll set him off,
you’ll set him off, you said enough
you said enough

he'll tell his story they said he don't lie
he'll tell his story he said he don't lie
Track Name: Calling All Crows
i come from the land of the shaming
where the innocent are taken to the pavement,
won't somebody just tell them, won't somebody oh, won't somebody

won't you please look after my children are the words from the mouth of the women
some are gettin all the wood to get the fire laid, some are pickin up the pieces of their last days
won’t somebody oh

so we're calling all the crows - they coming up slow - it's gonna be a showdown -
said the rebel to the revolutionary come with me
if you feel like you are witnessing a movement - then get up girl and let them know you’re free


i come from the land of the shaming, where the world is looking up you know it’s changing -
won't somebody just tell them, won't somebody oh, wont somebody

so we're calling all the crows - they coming in slow - it's gonna be a showdown - said the rebel to the revolutionary come with me
if you feel like you are witnessing a movement - then get up girl and let them know you’re free

said the rebel to the rebel i will go if you come with me i'm tired of living in the fable, a real sky i long to see,
the journey must continue, it does not start or end here
for the river wide but with all of us we can reach from side to side
and it is here that we must hold so dear

so we calling all the crows, they comin up slow, it's gonna be a show down, said the rebel to the revolutionary come with me and
if you feel like you are witnessing a movement, then get up girl and let them know you're free,,
it's just a murder of crows comin in slow it's gonna be a show down said the rebel to the revolutionary follow me and
if you feel like you are witnessing a movement, then get up girl and let them know you're free, get up girl and let them know you're free, got to get up girl and girl let them know you're free
Track Name: Doctor Ron the Actor
you been hit with another blow but still you give love and you set
our souls on fire
you got your instant karma you son of a fisherman farmer and
born to live free or die

you look around your room one last time
you can hear the car running from the hall
you assure us today is another good day
and tomorrow you will love us all

cause you can't have anything if you don't have anything and god i
feel just fine
even if your bleeding never stop believing that we all live free
or die

i'm not being too self conscious am i
you don't think i'm being too self conscious do you
well i'm up and i'm going west, can't wait on a dream i guess
i'm gonna lick this after all

cause you can't have anything if you don't have anything and god i feel just fine
now i wouldn't mind, no i wouldn't mind, i wouldn't mind waking up tomorrow

chad everett turnpike take me past
manchester and down to mass
i'm gonna lick this after all

cause you can't have anything if you don't have anything and god i
feel just fine
for the pain that was caused and the ire that was lost i wouldn't
mind waking up tomorrow

you been hit by another blow but still you gave love and you set
our souls on fire
now i wouldn't mind no i wouldn't mind i wouldn't mind waking up
tomorrow

cause you can't have anything if you don't have anything and god i
feel just fine
for the pain that was caused and the ire that was lost i wouldn't mind waking up
i wouldn't mind waking up, i wouldn't mind waking up tomorrow
Track Name: Arsenic & Clover
thou shall not
thou shall not want
thou shall not
thou shall not want any or all that you give so kindly

thou shall not
thou shall not break
thou shall not break any or all that you need so badly

cause in the morning there's a holy dove
and it comes breaking through the trees
you're the one i love, but i'll kill all that i see
i just want my arsenic and clover
don't matter what the heathens say
i want my arsenic and

thou shall not
thou shall not fear
thou shall not
thou shall not fear
any or all that you feed so slowly

cause in the morning there's a holy dove
and it comes breakin through the trees
you're the one i love but i kill all that i see
i just want my arsenic and clover
don't matter what the heathens say
i want my arsenic and

i just want my arsenic and clover
don't matter what the heathens say
Track Name: Bohemian Grove
aung san suu kyi on house arrest another bhutto assassination
could've stopped sarejavo we must confess but we were planning our next invasion
where are the leaders of the atomic age, is it just another working day
said he was coming he was on his way but he fell down a hole in the ocean

levees are full but the river run dry, the desert takes over the grasslands
space that separates us grows ever wide, profiteer stokes the division
something’s not right, something is wrong but the news at 11 no one has told them
if we don't come together it won't be long, these are the wars that face our generation

it's a peculiar situation when the leaders of the wealthy nation don't care for the damage they done, so bohemian
mother hubbard called for the investigation but all they know is their retaliation, so they appealed to her dogs' thirst
but he tips his hat and he says "no"

don't need your
world control and the opinion of the inner elite
don't you know that we are achin’ for a part in the chance worth taking
who's to say that we are destined just to fall at your feet
i'm here today so are we the we the people of the earth rolling round

it's a peculiar situation when the leaders of the wealthy nation
don’t care for the damage they’ve done, so bohemian
mother hubbard called for the investigation but all they know is their retaliation
so they go again to the dogs thirst
but we will not work for your


world control and the opinion of the inner elite
don't you know that we are achin’ for a part in the chance worth taking
who's to say that we are destined just to fall at their feet
gonna end this world control so that it's rendered to the we the people of the earth rolling round
Track Name: Knights of Bostonia
caught the sun down at castle island
summer spinning it's finest gold
they were selling and we were buying
just looking for someone to hold

another fit another fight i never saw you blink we been up against the crab apple slingshot sting
i got my trash can lid on my wing, we are knights of the round table all

i was working on the straight and narrow
you came at me like a cannon ball
i saw you sleepin in the city stables
you made feel all of 10 feet tall

the coming of the coming fall with the rules and cops and the cold and all
all together and together we fall through the cracks in the city streets
through the cracks in the city street

that's right sit straight and listen up
we are the knights of bostonia
we'll tell the court, you tell the king
that we ain't listening to you no more
we are the knights of bostonia
you only you can set you free

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i would follow you out of the city
up dot ave to savin hill
dockman say the water gonna kill me
better that than sitting still

the coming of the coming fall with the rules and cops and the cold and all
all together and together we fall through the cracks in the city street, yeah through the cracks in the city street

that's right sit straight and listen up
we are the knights of bostonia
we'll tell the court ya tell the king
that we ain't listening to you no more
we are the knights of bostonia
only you can set you free
Track Name: Let It Go
under the parasol, the magistrate sings the madrigal and shields his face
from the man who sells his madness by way of the gun -
outside the manner yard on the crippled street
young girls sell their bodies for bread to eat
stare the corner down and say so we meet again

but somewhere the people rise and break out in song
their voices are carrying them, and i would but the feet on my souls are
gone from the night they came in

they came in trucks with their iron wrath
driving this country to it's dying breath
but it's never enough for the tyrant and his cattle

let it go

and there he sits, the self-crowned-king, in his bird bath, just rearranging his things
when he hears the songs high over head
he glares at the sky in his disbelief
throws a fit and splashes the bath empty and orders his generals to aim higher

let it go
Track Name: Evolution
people can you hear this / people can you hear each other
they want to make us soldiers / they want us to unnerve each other

we speak in different dialects / they want us to requite our sister
their fashionable language / they want us all to fear our brother
now the tie that binds must be stronger than what our differences allow
see the good in the passing wave that is evolution

people can you hear this / people can you hold each other
can it be we're getting nearer / don't let the cynics be your only cover
now the tie that binds must be stronger than what our differences allow
see the good in the passing wave that is evolution

but we'll surprise them all -

i got the oil can, you got the stove pipe, he got the key stone, she got the block
with of bit of mortar we make the fine house we won’t look for where the one shoe dropped
but here come the foreman and he gonna shut us down
but we'll take the long way, the long way around
we gather on the wall on the wrong side of town
we’ll surprise them all

people can you hear this / people don't you hurt each other
they want to make us soldiers / the innocent too long have suffered
now the tie that binds must be strong
see the good in the passing wave that is evolution

but we'll surprise them all
Track Name: Held Up by the Wires
bought the old farmland for a song
sold it for many reasons too many of them wrong
horseshoe bets and the women that came along
blind drunk on their demon rum

kickin the pedals tryin to out run the dogs
with no running start to jump over the fire
doin headstands atop of the rotten telephone poles
all held up by the wire

his knowledge a product of his loneliness
a mad cousin to his holiness
maniacs in cages and patriots in sages
a cruel untelling of the books

but i'll not give myself to the ground
i kill, more than i live, so slowly

heard a great force raping the land
like general kelly and his ghost yellow man
marching like sherman in reverse
steeling the fire from the building, the city from the curse

master dies by his own hired hand
half a day later father's hanging from the steeple
strongest body of thieves to ever scourge a land
to ever pillage a people

but i'll not give myself to the ground
i kill, more than i live, so slowly
oh,, allow this night to go on let it roll along, the sun never rise
allow this life to go on, let it roll along, the sun never rise

say one thing and do another
and bunker down in your alsatian den
we ain't got room for your politics here
politicians make a bad name for the conmen

and water fell like burning metal
set off by a dying sun
them women they circled like covered wagons crying
their loved ones back from where they've gone

but i'll not give...
Track Name: Blood Escaping Man
closer, she smiled telling me not to worry
i said i didn't know and i don't now, but i won't let you fall if you come down
ooh she said waiting on the wine dark sea with skin and lips of salt
better to give to the, then to all the senators in the hall
vs.
well the suitors been complaining, it's a bitter taste of man
i seen them eating and drinking and vying for her hand (some can hardly stand)
i seen her walking too up the widow's walk
i tell her to keep it on i tell her don't give up
cause i swear that he's coming and just wait a little more time

there's been a dead reckoning with the government and they think they know the plan
they're drawing all their lots to see who's the better man
and then the winner come and grabs her in stride
takes her to bed and makes her their bride
but (i reckon) he gonna come home and see you makin it with his wife

i've seen the blood escaping man
do not overlook him if you can
i've seen the blood escaping man
do not overlook him in your heart ...
do not overlook him

in her heart she holds the candle that guides her through the night
she came to me in secret and whispered at first light
please madame for all your beauty its not me you want - - i saw a bum in town who's body leaves no blood
today as the suitors come there'll be a ragged beggar behind

i'd love to be your lover but there's a ragged beggar behind


i've seen the blood escaping man
do not overlook him if you can
i've seen the blood escaping man
do not overlook him in your heart ...
do not overlook him in your heart you hold the light that leads you (underneath the rags) (do not over look) it is your man
Track Name: Still & Silent
she came into my bed
in the middle of the night
she said i'm tired of sleeping

said the world was going mad
she wasn't seeing things quite right
said the streets were bleeding

i remember thinking
i think i might as well turn in for the night
i think that somebody's trying to tell me something

so i gathered up my things and walked back from the light
wondering what that something might be

she came into my bed
in the middle of the night
i said you must be mistaken

wasn't sure what she'd just seen
wasn't sure she could believe
i think somebody's trying to tell me something

how can we stay still and silent