Die on your feet

 

And when your money's all been spent
you'll disregard the government
and hunger isn't elegant
when there's no cause to starve for

 

Your reddened eyes reflect your need
if you cut me do I not bleed
a friend in doubt's a friend indeed
you'd swear it but you're not sure

Why can't truth shine so golden?
The emperor's got himself new clothes
buying all the lies they sold him
with his charge cards, I suppose

 

You gave your all and took your spills
and starved your souls to pay the bills
you woke up and wound up with nil
and then you blame the cosmos

When you throw mud you just lose ground
so try to lose that forty pounds
I know how silly it sounds
but that's the way that song goes

 

Why can't the dark clouds scatter?
You know Jesus, I know he's
crying out hoping you'd rather
die on your feet than live on your knees

 

Die on your feet or live on your knees

 

Music and Lyrics Jason Kramer, 2002