The Truth About Us

from Hopeful & Hopeless by reb fountain

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The Truth About Us © R L Fountain 2017

I could say babe I gave it away
All my possessions don’t matter anyway
As long as there’s us keeps the bank man at bay / darkness/trouble away
But I would be lying if I said I didn’t want more

The truth about us is we’re a dying breed
You’re a lily white pond that’s surrounded by weeds
You poison us off but you don’t kill the seed so we grow
Like yellow gorse in the pure white snow
You just hope we die off

Just on my block there’s ten single mums
The kids run the street while they’re sucking their thumbs
There’s a gang house on the corner school on the other we grow
They wanna shift us to build high rise homes
So they cant see us die off

My neighbour Montana she has three kids
The father of her children he ran off and hid
They’re just kids having kids my kids dad’s just the same as they grow
Hides his money so IRD don’t know
Hopes the truth will die off – it won’t

I could say babe I gave it away
All my possessions don’t matter anyway
As long as there’s us keeps the bank man at trouble at bay
But I would be lying if I said I didn’t want for more

Lost all my money in a bad house deal
Lost the dreams too that we thought were for real
If I gave it away would it still hurt to feel how we grow
No one cares if the seeds not sown
We try not to die off

Came here with nothin’ thought I’d build something
Something to believe in is better than nothing
Now that I’ve lost all of my will to grow
I’ve planted a seed you know watch it grow
All of the seeds you sow they will grow
All of the seeds you know will refuse to die off

I could say babe I gave it away
All my possessions don’t matter anyway
As long as there’s us keeps the darkness at bay
I would be lying
Yes I would be lying
I would be lying if I didn’t say
The truth about us

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from Hopeful & Hopeless, released June 30, 2017

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