Bliss

here is a town called Bliss
first thing you’ll see are mobile homes
perched on cinder blocks looking dusty and forlorn
rusted tractors, three-legged mutts,
peeling paint and jacked up trucks
boarded up shops, vacant lots
curtains and faces drawn

how could we let it come to this?
this silent scene of emptiness
how could we let it come to this?
this backwards bliss.

do you wanna know the answer?
do you wanna know, do you wanna know?

there was a time when hope
wafted from gardens and chimneys,
shafts of light cast on piano keys
living rooms full and singing
but then the mine was shut down
and all the families left town
those church bells stopped ringing.

how could we let it come to this?
this silent scene of emptiness
how could we let it come to this?
this backwards bliss.

do you wanna know the answer?…

seems like we’re leaving the asking up to somebody else
seems like we’re leaving the asking up to somebody else

when they say thou shalt not question,
they really mean the corporation.
when they say thou shalt not question,
they really mean the mining industry.
there’s not much left to see…here is a town called Bliss
first thing you’ll see are mobile homes
perched on cinder blocks looking dusty and forlorn
rusted tractors, three-legged mutts,
peeling paint and jacked up trucks
boarded up shops, vacant lots
curtains and faces drawn

how could we let it come to this?
this silent scene of emptiness
how could we let it come to this?
this backwards bliss.

do you wanna know the answer?
do you wanna know, do you wanna know?

there was a time when hope
wafted from gardens and chimneys,
shafts of light cast on piano keys
living rooms full and singing
but then the mine was shut down
and all the families left town
those church bells stopped ringing.

how could we let it come to this?
this silent scene of emptiness
how could we let it come to this?
this backwards bliss.

do you wanna know the answer?…

seems like we’re leaving the asking up to somebody else
seems like we’re leaving the asking up to somebody else

when they say thou shalt not question,
they really mean the corporation.
when they say thou shalt not question,
they really mean the mining industry.
there’s not much left to see…

Mental Breakdown
Some Fine Day

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