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Running Weight - Old Man Markley 

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2 o'Clock Punk Rock - October 3, 2014
Old Man Markley - Train of Thought

Up Side Down
Old Man Markley
Up Side Down

Old Man Markley - Up Side Down

I got in way over my head and deep into something
You got away with the words and left me with nothing
What could I say? What could I do?
I fall to pieces over the truth

I’ve been a mess, lousy at best
Hard in the head, hole in the chest

Now everything seems somewhere in between
Awake and a dream
The good and the bad, whatever we had
Are just memories

How long will this last? Stuck in the past
Making excuses, too proud to ask
Why can’t I manage? It doesn’t seem right
Carrying baggage ain’t traveling light

And if there is an upside
To getting this let down
You can’t get any lower
When you’re already on the ground

Looking forward to not looking back
Ahead is much better
The look on my face has nothing to do
With you whatsoever

I’m getting by, I’m doing fine
Most of these days you don’t cross my mind
Whenever you do, I don’t lose my head
I don’t fall to pieces, and I don’t regret

And if there is an upside
To getting this let down
You can’t get any lower
When you’re already on the ground

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

And if there is an upside
To getting this let down
You can’t get any lower
When you’re already on the ground

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

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Old Man Markley - Bood on my Hands

America's Dreaming
Old Man Markley
America's Dreaming

If crooks are in charge, should we let them pick our pockets?
If we don’t want trouble, should we not try to stop it?
We could just sink into the quicksand slavery we’re born in
But fighting endless wars for greedy liars is getting pretty boring
They think they got us trained, so we’ll think we’re living free
If we got time and money for junk food and TV
But it’s plain honest people never stand a chance of winning elections
They just let us pick which liars take our rights away for our own protection

The corporate propaganda paralyzes us with fear
Destroying our ability to trust
Fear keeps us fighting with each other over scraps
Starving to death in the dust
Organized religion really helps you submit
But the meek are inheriting the short end of the stick
Think twice (think twice) we’re awaking from the dream
Think twice (think twice) we don’t like what we see

Fear surrounds compassion like a layer of mold
And weakens our defenses so we’re too weak to be bold
Life could be heaven, but this corrupted system
Takes away our rights, expects us not to miss them
The middle class is shrinking while the lower class grows
If we don’t wake up soon, we’ll have no class left to lose
But at least we’re getting by, and there’s heaven when we die
It’s hard for honest people to recognize a lie

It’s an American dream, there’s no pie in the sky
We’re running out of credit, we can’t afford to buy it
If it weren’t so sad, it’d be a goddamn riot

Think twice, the change that we need can be found
Think twice, just don’t expect to get it handed down
Think twice, right now it’s up to you and me
Our hearts guide our minds to make greed obsolete
Don’t run in circles all your life just hoping
To grab a horse on a debt carousel

Hand Me Down
Old Man Markley
Hand Me Down

Hand me down your troubles
Hand me down your faults
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing
Hand me down your needs
Hand me down your worries
Hand ‘em down to me

Broke your neck on the pace
Sunday dressed in disgrace
Ain’t no joy in your face
Not a hint, not a trace

You’ve got nowhere to go
So much baggage in tow
You say life’s so unfair
That it’s going nowhere

Hand me down your troubles
Hand me down your faults
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing
Hand me down your needs
Hand me down your worries
Hand 'em down to me

Every step you’ve retraced
Left you stuck in one place
How can you satisfy
When you’re stuck on the why?

Overcome with defeat
There’s no way to compete
There’s always gonna be pain
But don’t let it be in vain

So hand me down your troubles (Hey!)
Hand me down your faults (Hey!)
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing (Hey!)
Hand me down your needs (Hey!)
Hand me down your worries
Yeah, hand 'em down to me

Hand me down your troubles (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your faults (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your needs (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your worries
Hand 'em down to me

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losing too much kills a lion, makes mice of many men

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Old Man Markley - For Better For Worse

Punk Bluegrass from California.  

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Sometimes I hate how damn well punk translates into bluegrass. Best Screeching Weasel cover I’ve ever heard.