The Eclectic Quill

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Vedder Tuesday ⅩⅩⅦ: Unemployable

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I've gotten awfully flaky about these.  Sorry about that.

The family in this song will have to wait four years for health insurance, while an effort without power politics would have gotten them coverage sooner.  Just sayin'.

He's got a big gold ring which says "Jesus Saves"
And it's dented from the punch thrown at work that day
When he smashed the metal locker where he kept his things
After the big boss said "You best be on your way"

So this life is sacrifice
Jumping trains just to survive

Well, his wife and kids asleep but he's still awake
And his brain weighs the curse of thirty bills unpaid
Gets up, lights a cigarette he's grown to hate
Thinking if he can't sleep, how will he ever dream again?

So this life is sacrificed
To a stranger's bottom line

I've seen the light
I'm scared alive
Nearly dead

I've seen the light
Still alive

So this life is sacrificed
Was a dream that had to die

I've seen the light
I'm scared alive
Near to death

I've seen the light
Scared alive
I'm here to die
Here to die

Scared alive
Here to die
Here to die
Scared of life

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