The Wealth in Poverty

from by Eric Radoux

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I can’t stand to see the wealth and poverty
The sickness that is coursing through this town
On every street and every corner you can see
Another house has fallen to the ground

When those foundations cracked the comfort that we sought
It disappeared inside the banker’s purse
And we were forced to leave our home and all our loves
I couldn’t tell you which of those was worse

I don’t know if I’ll be back again
The wind’s blowing me too far to sea
It’s too late to find some meaning in this world
And it’s too late for me

When winter came my sister headed for the sun
I followed her and hoped we’d find a way
I’ve never wanted to be one of those who run
But there’s nothing in this town to make me stay

We never found the work I thought that we deserved
The minimum was all we could make
But that don’t buy you shit when Maximum is king
The daily bread ain’t worth the sweat you break

I don’t know if I’ll be back again
The wind’s blowing me too far to sea
It’s too late to find some meaning in this world
And it’s too late for me

I know I promised you that I’d be at your door
The minute that I stood on solid feet
But I have never found a footing I could stand
And never had a dollar I could keep

When love’s a luxury you take what you can get
Fidelity’s as powerless as wine
With too much drinking it’s all over in a flash
You tend to settle down with your own kind

I don’t know if I’ll be back again
The wind’s blowing me too far to sea
It’s too late to find some meaning in this world
And it’s too late for me

I've watched my sister grow up older than I was
The day we left her baby by the road
And drove on further than I ever thought we could
We drove till there was nowhere left to go

I don’t know if I’ll be back again
The wind’s blowing me too far to sea
It’s too late to find some meaning in this world
And it’s too late for me

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from Inherit the Dirt, released December 25, 2009

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