histories
words by erin mckeown
music by erin mckeown & joseph brent

well my father is my father
and my mother is my mother
never mind i hate them
still i have a bloody brother
in the paths that they have worn out
find my feet just want to walk em
never mind i hate them
watch myself just say the same

in my cells i carry
how they raised me
so every day i have to
choose to have to

we still have the history
unwritten laws and lawless tyranny
change it, change the currency
stand up, get up with electricity

by the law and by the letter
well we should be living better
but histories still wish we'd see
the world and how it used to be
but 1 and 1 and 3 and more's
more powerful than any war
you never know the spark that starts
to turn over the hardest part

the world is very
solitary
so every day we have to
choose to have to

we still have the history
unwritten laws and lawless tyranny
change it, change the currency
stand up, get up with electricity
we still have the history
unwritten laws and lawless tyranny
how do you make community?
drop of the "i" and add of the "we"

© 2012 Erin McKeown