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Pulling Teeth

from GLOBAL CITIZEN by The Cardboard Crowns

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lyrics

There’s one thousand things they’ll teach you
Just before they turn to leech you of your soul
And all your time
And they’ll be “so pleased to meet you”
And to know if they can treat you to a meal,
They’ll pour the wine.

Then they’ll tell you that you want it,
And they’ll show you how to flaunt it
At the same time as you climb
When you’re so wowed by all the glamour
You can’t even feel the hammer
As it shatters through your spine.

But I didn’t get the words they said
And I never learned to write between the lines
Before you read.

And they tell you you’re alone.

Now you’re drowning in politeness
But you start the sense the tightness
of the rope you walk or hang.
They’ve got eight fingers in your pies
And the last two in your eyes
To hide the glistening of their fangs.

But we could hear the words not said,
Slip between their grinning teeth
To make their way inside your head

Then they tell you you’re so close.

Yes, there’s ten thousand things they’ll teach you
To facilitate the breach into your head
Your heart, your mind.
And if you dare not meet projections
You find - despite your best objections -
They will cast you from their side.

But I didn’t get the words they said
And I never learned to write between the lines
Before you read.

And they tell you you’re alone.

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from GLOBAL CITIZEN, released October 17, 2014
Songwriting & Composition: Joel "Rat" Kuehn
Arrangement & Performance: The Cardboard Crowns

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The Cardboard Crowns Toronto, Ontario

The Cardboard Crowns, a band creating a mischievous maelstrom of adventure from the raw tenacity of punk, the majestic swagger of ska and not forgetting a very healthy dose of pop. High-energy entertainment is what they deliver and they're not afraid to show it!

Joel "The Rat" Kuehn, Matt "Googs" Megannety, Francois "Mystery Skunk" Cuningham, and David "Dubs" Winstanley
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