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Greetings My Glorious Graces

from Straight Grenadine by Department of Light & Power

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greetings my glorious graces
is there nowhere we can rest for awhile?
sick of living in style
with heavenly smiles
scrambling up your head
the more you open your mind
just warming up to
take off to beautiful spaces
like they told you ‘bout
when you were a child
and you never asked why
we never ask why

hey welcome to your only shot
how much you got?
hey welcome to your only shot

put on your scariest faces
because we're going on the town for awhile
take the given with style
take your heavenly smiles
the general mood is blue
with the chance of a fight
just breaking into
numbers too great for the stages
that they force you through
til the day that you die
we'll never know why
we never ask why

hey welcome to your only shot
how much you got?
hey welcome to your only shot

to stay at the top
don't move you won't drop
it's sooner than you thought
and i thought you stopped

soon, you'll run out of patience
and i'll take my leave and wave you goodbye
take the waiting in style
and never ask why
nobody seems to care
unless the answer's a lie
you're brave enough to take on
any temptation
if you don't
they might just eat you alive
then you'd never know why
and that would be a crime


from Straight Grenadine, released February 1, 2012
Patrick Emswiler - Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitars, Handclaps, Tremolos and Noises
Sarah Korval - Background Vocals
Josh Lattanzi - Bass
Ben Hedlund - Drums, Percussion, Handclaps
Tom Polce - Tambourine, Guitars


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