Get Rid of Them

The River & The Soul (Jan 2012) “Get Rid of Them”

I’m working so hard in your latrine
I swallow your words like stones
Nearly for eleven hours a day
I’ll be your crash-test dump

Seems like a bad joke. So it is.
All of my life devoted
to getting this derisory role.
Belittled by a dead loss. You.

Though your face seems to say that you’re close to being my friend,
I’m afraid that I can see all the nails you drive in me.

So wipe off that stupid smile, you’ll have time to change your mind
but for now I assure you, dick, I’m so fucking pissed off
I’ve got a leader and she’s gonna betray all that she said
I’ve got a leader and he’s gonna throw in my face all his mistakes

I see you crawling everyday
giving your precious time
all to get something that no one cares
Building a Nightmare. Boss.

I Know you’re working deadpanned but you seem happy when you lie
and I won’t have you telling me not to work with a smile

So you don’t have to convince me. No, you don’t have to even try
we both know I ain’t change my mind. Things are painfully clear to me

My life, my needs, my gift
can burn in hell because

I’ve got a leader and she’s gonna betray all that she said
I’ve got a leader that’s gonna wash his hands whenever he cans

“I put the blame on you but, please, don’t feel upset”
Stop the game and hear what you say

“I delegate to you: look after this rat trap”
You promote ignorant apes

you know you lie, you sucker!

Take my will, go!
Leaving still life
Take my time
Take what’s mine

I’ve got a leader and she’s gonna betray all that she said
I’ve got a leader and he’s gonna throw in my face all his mistakes
I’ve got needles and a nail in my head engraved with my name
I’ve got a leader and a job that I hate. Get rid of ‘em!