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Birdhouses, Butcher Blocks & Caskets

by FLINTFACE

This album was written in poverty and through true struggle. This album is dedicated to the Working Poor. This album is not addressing politics but acknowledging the struggle of those who are honest, hard workers but still can’t make ends meet. Not about Hollywood or celebrities but normal everyday people with normal everyday problems. We hear you.

(All intro and outro sounds were recorded at the FLINTFACE WOODSHOP & FLINTFACE shows.)

  • 3:25
    All he knows is he's all alone in a hole. 23 in the devil's home diggin for coal. He lives with his mom on the outside of town with nobody around. And all he knows is there ain't nowhere to go... But there's a still small voice in our hearts if we listen. If a thousand men rose against couldn't kill it. If we can't see the sun through the trees all around then rip up your roots and chop em down... Hey there kid. You get outta this house. You got your big ideas. You keep runnin your mouth. You better piss or get off and make your daddy proud, cause you're the come back kid that just keeps hangin around. You better run... Cause baby it was hard, when daddy died, You was afraid to cry You always wore his hat but it fell right over your eyes And you we're strong. A boy that would roar just like a storm but you let someone steal your thunder and let it roll you underneath the ground. You've been kickin alone on a dusty road all this time, you could go the way you came or you can leave this place tonight... Hey there kid. You get outta this house. You got your big ideas. You keep runnin your mouth. You better piss or get off and make your daddy proud, cause you're the come back kid that just keeps hangin around. You better run... You've been kickin alone on a dusty road all this time, you could go the way you came or you can leave this place tonight... Hey there kid. You get outta this house. You got your big ideas. You keep runnin your mouth. You better piss or get off and make your daddy proud, cause you're the come back kid that just keeps hangin around. You better run...
  • 3:11
    I can walk into a crowded room and I can stand there naked with no fruit of the looms and I can bare my heart until my throat is raw Cause if they're honest words they make a beautiful song Cause then we all, can get along, until we can’t and then we make up again Show our faults then we shake it off, our beautiful shine with our beautiful mess Cause we’re the good, the bad and the ugly Well I mess up then I get up I'm the furthest thing from perfect but I always try to work it I'm a liar and aspire to let you see right through me but hurts me when I do Cause we all, can get along, until we can't and then we make up again Show our faults then we shake it off, our beautiful shine with our beautiful mess Cause we’re the good, the bad and the ugly he good, the bad and the ugly It’s not what we want, it’s who we are We’ve made mistakes, I’ve made it hard to love me we’re the good, the bad and the ugly
  • 3:17
    Crack that whip. I Grab my tools with a cold, cold death grip. Cause we don't call in sick. And where's my check? Had it spent last week cause I'm a living debt. Ends I can't connect. We sow in sweat and blood We reap in tears then dust Strength in faith and love and a heart that can't be crushed We're tired and our backs are sore Welcome to the working poor Wrong or right. We're cursed to the earth with a short life. Black or white. The new race is the rich and the toss and turn at nights. We're the great divide. The somethin to shows or the empty handed and out of hopes... We sow in sweat and blood We reap in tears then dust Strength in faith and love and a heart that can't be crushed We're tired and our backs are sore. Fillin holes that always ask for more. Welcome to the Working Poor. Welcome to the working poor.
  • 4:15
    5,4,3,2,1... A finger on the button, launch it toward the sun, sore across the ocean... The shining in our eyes, illuminated by, fire from the sky... Ohhhhhhhhh Many hearts will fail, when the flame begins to swell Ohhhhhhhhh shadows on the wall, frozen where we left them all The fear is all around us Do we let it take control Let it toss us in a hole Cause I’ve been feelin kinda brave Like put the devil in his place You know He's keeping me awake, he's been keepin us awake How does something start so small Collide and then expand and then consume us all Ohhhhhhhhh Many hearts will fail, when the flame begins to swell Ohhhhhhhhh shadows on the wall, frozen where we left them all The fear is all around us Do we let it take control Let it toss us in a hole Cause I’ve been feelin kinda brave Like put the devil in his place You know He's keeping me awake, he's been keepin us awake We all keep climbing up the walls Praying for an end in sight to an endless night but calm and carry on The earth might pass away, oh Lord, but I'm already gone The fear is all around us Do we let it take control Let it toss us in a hole Cause I’ve been feelin kinda brave Like put the devil in his place You know He's keeping me awake, he's been keepin us awake
  • 3:56
    If I had a million dollars And could be a little honest I would keep it for me If I wanted what you wanted Even if you loved it I would take it for me Are we falling in love with ourselves? Can we love someone else without strings? Well you can cut the strings off of me cause... Cause I'd rather be a brick in streets of heaven than a selfish soul on earth I'd rather live for somebody else then die for me And when the pain of this world is over and we all just fall asleep Will you be a brick in the streets of heaven with me? I could've been a tower Crying out the hours While the city sleeps I wish I were a mountain standing over my enemies Are we falling in love with ourselves? Can we love someone else without strings? Well you can cut the strings right off of me Cause I'd rather be a brick in streets of heaven than a selfish soul on earth I'd rather live for somebody else then die for me And when the pain of this world is over and we all just fall asleep Will you be a brick in the streets of heaven with me?