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I'm thankful for the day that you were born on
Saturday the Fourth of July
The day your little hearts; they started pumping
We'll see that eagle screaming through the sky

Now you're selling lifestyles on the TV
Convince yourself that you've bought something more
And just because there ain't nothing left to die for
Doesn't mean that we can't have ourselves a war

'Cause I knew these days were coming
And I've seen it all before
Gotta keep this engine running
'Cause the devil hates a slacker even more

And it's folk like us – keep on driving
Folks like us – we're just surviving
Folks like us keep the whole thing rolling

I'm not sure that I've done something wrong here
I've been doing just what I was told;
To pray and hope and plan for the future
I hope that I don't die before I'm old

'Cause I've been just so busy getting on now
Saving up to buy some magic beans
That I may have forgot an obligation
To find an end that justifies the means

Cause I knew these days were coming
And I've seen it all before
Gotta keep this engine running
'Cause the devil hates a slacker even more

And it's folk like us – keep on driving
Folks like us – we're just surviving
Folks like us keep the whole thing rolling

credits

from The Word, released April 22, 2011
Nick Carswell – acoustic guitar, vocals
Kate Cussen – vocals
Deirdre Cussen – vocals
Sian Murray – vocals, percussion
Bart Kiely – drums
Keith Farrell – upright bass
Jim Murphy – percussion

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The Elective Orchestra Dublin, Ireland

Six piece acoustic folk-rock from Ireland.
Strings, vocal harmonies, instrumentals and other oddities.
Sigur Ros meets Sufjan Stevens and The Frames.

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