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The Ballad of El Kiddo

from Half​-​Mast​/​Steadfast by Tuff Sunshine

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we’re smilin brightly and stickin to our guns
and if we’re shootin blanks
at least we aint hurtin anyone

we’re grinnin politely and staring into the tuff sun
and if we break ranks
the plan is to melt into one

this is an act / no, this is a prayer
this is a fact / this is something we share
and i'm a hack / and you are paying the fare
for going nowhere

we’re smilin brightly and stickin to our guns...


from Half​-​Mast​/​Steadfast, released June 15, 2012


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