The Slumlord's Kids

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i have spent my last 5 dollars more times than i can even count
and half the time those last 5 dollars were wasted on another round
that’s not to say i’ve got a problem, in fact i think i’m doing fine
i just don’t wanna be myself tonight

well it used to be if you wanted to kill someone, you had to look them in the eye
that’s a weird thing to be nostalgic for i guess, i don’t know why
and the paint’s been peeling off the wall since summer 1929
every slum is someone’s home and every slumlord’s kids will probably be just fine

the landlord gave us 10 days notice, got 2 weeks from the one before
the fact that they can’t do that’s something we’re expected to ignore
in 2 years i lived 13 places, spent lots of nights inside my car
you always said you thought that i’d go far

but it used to be if you wanted to kill someone, you had to look them in the eye
that’s a weird thing to be nostalgic for i guess, i don’t know why
and the paint’s been peeling off the wall since summer 1979
every slum is someone’s home and every slumlord’s kids will probably be just fine

then you respond to black lives matter with a question of their worth
well what entitled you to the privilege you were handed out at birth
don’t quote MLK when you spit your hate for Assata Shakur
i’m sure you’re just doing your best
but you know no-one’s all that impressed

it used to be if you wanted to kill someone, you had to look them in the eye
that’s a weird thing to be nostalgic for i guess, i don’t know why
and the paint’s been slowly peeling off the wall since summer 1999
every slum is someone’s home and every slumlord’s kids will probably be just fine

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from Ordinary Eternal Machinery, released May 19, 2017

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