Devil in a Porcelain Dress

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Eyes are closed but I can’t sleep
Eyes wide open staring at my feet
Arms stretched out as we’re subsumed
‘Cause we’re all on board is what they’ve assumed
Now Tory rule gnaws at my flesh

Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress
Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress

“The West is in” is what they say
As the West we know just drifts away
To conquer ‘cross the great divide
Means there is nowhere left to hide
Now the land has changed when I face west

Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress
Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress

Right’s the road he rides along,
Can’t seem to see what’s going wrong
Don’t take the bait and don’t test fate
Or we’ll all be knocking on the pearly gates
Gonna leave the world in a cold hot mess

Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress
Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress

He deals from a stack of fifty-one
And the game he plays just can’t be won
Flops and turns on banker’s notes
Cry me a river when he casts his votes
Gotta play my cards close to my chest

Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress
Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress

Fat cats ride their one percent
As ninety-nine eat off the floor
Rich as rich as poor is poor
Is a tune that we can’t sing no more
“If it works for me, then fuck the rest”

Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress
Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress

Days may pass and days may stay
Some things never go away
Some think it’s right, some think it’s wrong
Some put it in the lyrics of a protest song
You can live your way ‘cause you feel blessed

But don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress
Don’t sell me the devil in a porcelain dress

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from Odds and Ends, released November 4, 2016

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Cheshire Carr Montreal, Québec

Cheshire Carr is a Montreal-based folk-rock collective comprised of Geneviève Cooke, Elie Flynn, Pierre Lavoie, Mathilde Pigeon, Seb Francisque and Ariel Harrod. From diverse musical backgrounds, this eclectic bunch combines the intimacy of a coffee shop folk act and the energy of a festival jam band. ... more

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