Ball of Wax Volume 38 (Protest Songs)

by Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly

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released October 17, 2014

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Track Name: Robert Deeble - Not on Your Team
Keeper of sheep beneath the sycamore tree
lost his taste for wine from all those northern
mistresses who never grieve
Are you sublime, like the morning?
Are you mysterious – like the stillness of the dark?
Are you complex like the forest?
I AM not as you seem,
I AM not on your team

He authored books under false pretense,
stealing tithes of younger working hands,
that helped him pitch his tent.
Feigned contrition in apology
like the patron saint of Narcissus
bending down upon one knee
I AM not as he seems,
I AM not on your team

American Flags fly in due respect
AK 47’s hang like a pendant around her neck
The blood of children run from rivers into streams
pooling up around the statute of all her liberties
I AM not as you seem,
I AM not on your team

Are you sublime, like the morning?
Are you mysterious – like the stillness of the dark?
Are you complex like the forest?
I AM not as you seem,
I AM not on your team

2014 © Robert Deeble/Mind Bomb Music (ASCAP)