Song of Pride

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First it was fun
Making silver from paper, putting tires to pavement
Making roads out of stone

And after the fight we won
We saw all the carpetbaggers overtake the lollygaggers
As they made their new homes

We made the mountains into malls
We made one hell of a hall
And held on 'til we had each had twice our fill

We made our daughters into whores
Made our sons to fight our wars
It's not a melting pot if you've got this many corpses

Bright eyes and holstered hips and a
Song of pride stuck to our lips
We had bright eyes and holstered hips and a
Song of pride stuck to our lonely lips


So we might've jumped the gun
After a year without a summer, we drank and drove these hummers
'Til we had it all year long

Then scared of what we'd done
We sent out the fastest runners to deny our stupid blunders
'Til it didn't feel so wrong

We made the fishes into straws,
Made a whole new set of laws
And called it righteous, and they were too tired to fights us

We made our daughters into whores,
Built them bright pink barbie stores
And filled their heads with fickle princesses

Bright eyes and holstered hips and a
Song of pride stuck to our lips
We had bright eyes and holstered hips and a
Song of pride stuck to our lonely lips


We made the fishes into straws,
Made a whole new set of laws
And called it righteous, and they were too tired to fights us

We made our daughters into whores
Made our sons to fight our wars
It's not a melting pot if you've got this many corpses

Bright eyes and holstered hips and a
Song of pride stuck to our lips
We had bright eyes and holstered hips and a
Song of pride stuck to our lonely lips

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from Go Ahead and Try, track released May 30, 2013
Recorded and Mixed by Adam Paulus
Mastered by Tom Garneau
Written by The Running Riot

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The Running Riot Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amanda Zimmerman - Piano, Vocals
Kirstin McDuffie - Viola, Vocals, Percussion
Christine Mennicke - Ukulele, Drums, Vocals
Jessica Cheadle - Cello, Percussion

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