Mansion Door

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lyrics

All of the people were smiling
Dressed up and looking so fine
Tasting the best of the harvest
Drinking the finest of wine

But then--

Suddenly up stood a man with
Fury and love in his eyes
Wondering what was the problem
Everyone looked as he cried, as he cried:

Just outside this mansion door
Lie the desperate, starving poor
While you laugh and take delight
They will surely die tonight

Bothered though somewhat amused they
Said we blameless and free
Proudly defending their virtues,
Questioned, “And who might you be?”

“I am a friend or foe for
It depends on what you hide
Will you go on in your blindness
Or let them join you inside?”

Just outside this mansion door
Lie the desperate, starving poor
While you laugh and take delight
They will surely

Rage and hatred did consume
Every soul which filled the room
Rushing on him hands and knife
On that night they took his life

Inside laughing
Outside shivering

credits

from EP, released February 11, 2011
Hannah Irwin: Viola
Luke Morton: Vocals, Guitar
Mark Ribera: Piano, Vocals

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tags: folk Seattle

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