Song Name: Everything's All (On The Outskirts)

Songwriter: Matt Sheaks

Copyright: 2008

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Lyrics:

EVERYTHING'S ALL (ON THE OUTSKIRTS)
By Matt Sheaks

Verse One

If you're on the outskirts, don't ask me for a ride...
if all you want to do tonight is see if I'm standing by.
The architects are growing restless; they're taking down the sky...
so if you're on the outskirts, darling, don't ask me for a ride.

Verse Two

The labor leaders faded yellow like canaries in the mine…
so the union bosses slither past us content to cut in line.
They'll sell you a new revolution, but it's all the same design...
so you fumble with the rabbit ears, but the signal's in decline.

Chorus

Everything's all...everything's all...
Round and round and down and down.
Everything's all…everything's all...
Round and round and down and down.
Round and round and down and down.

Verse Three

The carnival's approaching quickly, so you better step aside...
but you'll never have to hear them break your back if you just listen for the lie.
The architects are getting restless; they're filling up the sky...
and all the people on the outskirts, darling, we're gonna need a ride.

Chorus

Everything's all...everything's all...
Round and round and down and down.
Everything's all...everything's all...
Round and round and down and down.
Everything's all...everything's all...
Round and round and down and down.
Everything's all...everything's all...
Round and round and down and down.
Round and round and down and down.