Dirty Mattresses

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Dirty Mattresses

I've crossed a hundred rivers today
And did not feel a thing
So soft and weak, and foolishly I'd think
That I have wisdom worth another's time

I stand wide open, filled with disdain
As though I'm owed, but long ago, for someone else's sin
But equally disgusting is the warrior, self-aware
Gazing through the muddy water as though it were clear

No world-worn weary roads, no wounds of war
We lay on dirty mattresses on the floor
All we want is more

Like blood, we flow through clogging up the veins
Of filthy highways bleeding into cities with no names
Is it any wonder we cannot meet the eyes
Of those who've built a home we helped to ruin and deny

No world-worn weary roads, no wounds of war
We lay on dirty mattresses on the floor
All we want is more

When I come across those with both feet on the ground,
Two strong hands, who tell of some bright future to be found
I start drinking myself stupid, diggin way too deep
End up begging to be held just so I can fall asleep

No world-worn weary roads, no wounds of war
We lay on dirty mattresses on the floor
All we want is more

No cloaks, no masks, no necklaces of bones
You'll find no magic here. It's best to be on your way home
So get on home

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from Count The Wicked, released May 30, 2017
Amy Lou - Guitar, Vocals
Lisa Maria - Mandolin, Vocals

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Mama's Broke Nova Scotia

Mama's Broke is a powerful duo that came together on the road, which continues to shape their unique gritty style. Their complimentary voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle an array of instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin. Original songwriting combined with folk traditions create a compelling performance, delivered with heart and raw energy. ... more

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