THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, 2013

Cut-throat

 

Well I used to be an honest man

Working my hands to the bone

Now I spend all my days in these shackles and chains

No tools or blades of my own

 

When I was just a boy

I learned my daddy’s trade

Taught me to sharpen the steel no other

And his secrets to cuts and shaves

 

But i’m not the man I used to be

These chains have taken my best

I once would have brought Samson to his knees

even god would have been impressed

 

Let me stand behind the chair

So I can smell your sweet hair

Let me have one last prayer

Before they flip the switch and send me home

 

Well I miss the blade in my hand

And the hot foam on my skin

And the smell of the barbcide on my comb

Makes me want to cut again

 

Let me stand behind the chair

So I can smell your sweet hair

Let me have one last prayer

Before they flip the switch and send me home

 

As I sit waiting to meet my maker

With no hair upon my head

I got a burlap sac over my brain

And tape on my eye lids

 

I never meant to be a killer

But believe me when I say

It was as easy as stropping against any leather

That I’d seen in my day

 

Javi Garcia: lead vocals, electric guitar
Shane Pitsch: trumpet
Ponder East: sax
Raul Vallejo: trombone
K Phillips: accordion
Daniel Thomas Phipps: harmony vocals
Pat Manske: percussion
Dave Yelacic: bass
Chris Compton: drums