Severus

by The Bummers

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lyrics

All the property is already claimed
I threw a brick through the window of the bank
But it was too little too late

It turns out the villain is real
And dystopia is already here
And we’re still comfortable in our apathy

Since they’re not forcing you out
You say there’s nothing to be done about it
You live on stolen land
But you won’t be the first in the family to admit it
They want god in the schools
Why don’t you teach them how the rich have silenced the poor
If they arrested your sons
Would you still say you don’t give a shit anymore

Severus, severus
Mix me a potion to help me forget all this

Memorize the faces on television
The millionaires making decisions
They’ve never met us but they know what’s best for us

Don’t say you’re pining for the good old days
When you made sure we stay exactly the same
You’re proud parents but your kids are ashamed

And they’re not taking your jobs
You’re just fucking mediocre
You think that everyone rich
Must have started from the bottom and worked their way up
You will normalize this
So you can keep buying everything they’re selling
And yeah the kids are on drugs
This is what they’re escaping from

But they’re afraid of the young people
They’re afraid of the young people

credits

released April 20, 2017
Lyrics & music by Ben Shooter

Ben Shooter: vocals, guitars
Sean Doyle: guitars, backing vocals
Clay Hakes: bass
Sean Kenahan: drums, backing vocals

Engineered by Joe Kalb at Vital Sounds, Loyola University.
Mixed by Ben Shooter.
Mastered by Mike Saladis.

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