The Good Years

by The Messenger Birds

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released August 13, 2016

Engineered and Mixed by Ivan Fargo at The Sound Shop.
Mastered by Jim Kissling.
Cover design by Kimberly Rose Tomlin.
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Track Name: Pay No Mind
Pay no mind, babe, to what those people say
Pay no mind, babe, to what those people say
They'll waste all of their days waiting for what never came
Pay no mind, babe, to what those people say

Take that road down wherever it may go
Take that road down wherever it may go
Just pack your things and go. The more you think, the less you'll know
Take that road down wherever it may go

Don't you worry about the things that you can't see
Don't you worry about the things that you can't see
Those stars been dead for years, but their light, it still appears
Don't you worry about the things that you can't see

Pay no mind, babe, to what those people say
Pay no mind, babe, to what those people say
They'll waste all of their days waiting for what never came
Pay no mind, babe, to what those people say
Track Name: Big Brother
I'm a simple man, yeah I got simple needs
Do what I can to feel like I'm free
Bought some thrift shop truth out in NYC
It just got thrown away, it wasn't meant to be

And I did what I could to try to resurrect
Feel like Sisyphus, just got to start again

Got your reports from a Fox News telecast
And all your facts from a blog on the Internet
They bailed you out, thirty mil' from the government
Then it just disappeared, can't tell me where it went

Quick fix, patch the pavement so it's covered up
That'll barely last through the winter months

Travel 'round the world in a hovercraft
Whenever I look up, I'm not sure where I am
Was never sick until the diagnosis
Side effects that came from my prescription

Now I take these pills to help me sleep at night
They never work, but my doctor sleeps just fine

I worked away my twenties for a fraction of a cent
Had all my checks withheld 'cause I couldn't read the fine print
So I took all my ideas, tried to send them off for free
Big Brother didn't like it much, he tried to take it all from me

He said I don't own the copyright
Hell, I barely own my name
You've homogenized the frequencies
Now I'm living like a slave on borrowed time
And I sit and think to myself, when am I ever getting mine?
Track Name: Everybody Knows It
They bought your word and sold you out while you tried to save your skin
On a platform built on subterfuge and old world politics
Now you want to take my taxes to cover up your lies
While mothers hold their children tight and watch them as they die

And everybody knows it
Yeah, now you're in the open

There's people drinking water out of a poisoned well
These men go work their double shifts and still can't pay their bills
They've got no other option, the choice is death or death
But you still tried to dress it up, make it seem like it's not so bad

Everybody knows it
Yeah, now you're in the open

Everybody knows it
Now you're in the open