Pie In The Sky

from Tearing Down Paisley Garden by The Purrs

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lyrics

They were tearing down paisley garden
Putting up another townhouse block
They were just about done
They’d just put the roof on
When we showed up after dark.

A couple cans of kerosene
A couple torn up rags
We burned it all down
They grew it right back

We were making fun of Sunday shoppers
Down at the Everywhere/Nowhere mall
We were laughing a lot
When down came the thought
That we’d already lost the war.

Shoppers are just the middlemen
Between the factory and the dump
Trading parts of your life
For shit you don’t want.

I never feel good
No matter how many clothes I buy
I still feel inadequate
I can’t seem to reach the pie in the sky

And now it’s a few years later
They’ve knocked down everything we know
We’re all standing in line
We’re all marching in time
To police car radios

There’s nothing wrong with the air in here
It’s a good place to hide
Just don’t go upstairs, don’t look outside

I always wanted
Someplace nice for my own
But in this wasteland
There’s nothing that anyone could call home

That’s right baby, tell ‘em all about it
They don’t know a thing about it
Four-story mixed-use building
Proposed land use action...

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from Tearing Down Paisley Garden, released May 15, 2010

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