Hole In The Master Plan

There's a hole in the master plan
things keep falling in
we stand around the edges
counting
we stand around the edges
trying to hold on to things
to the babies
the old ones
the wandering

CHORUS:
lay your roses on the ground
drop a stone into the black
you can listen for the sound
but nothing’s coming back
you can drop down to your knees
tie a ribbon ‘round your prayer
everybody, is going there
hold on to what you can
there’s a hole in the master plan

there’s a hole in the master plan
things keep falling in
drop a stone into the black
start counting
drop a stone into the black
through the desire and neglect
we’ll shake a little chatter
from the bones we resurrect

BRIDGE:
we’re all waiting for the push
for the jump, or for the fall
beggar or a banker
everybody gets the call
REPEAT CHORUS © 2018 Eschner/Hysom


BULLY ON THE BLOCK



words and music • Robin Eschner & Dennis Hysom ©2017

When the bully on the block is the money man
striking matches on the lid of the gasoline can
beware the hand you shake
you’re only what you make to the money man

When the bully on the block is the money man
steal of a deal on his, quicksand
careful where you go
you’re only who you know to the money man

CHORUS:
trouble on the street (watch your back man)
trouble in the city (another gunhand, for the black man)
trouble at the border (Hey, Mister Barrio, go back to Mexico)
trouble in D.C.
every time he opens his mouth to talk, we hear the ticking of the clock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,
time to take a walk, Mr. Bully on the Block

When the bully on the block is the money man
locking up your dreams in a • Brink’s Van
you’ll trade away your sleep
for the secrets that you keep from the money man

When the bully on the block is an angry man
with his bigger than yours and his, better than
it’s hard to know your place
shrinking at the face of the angry man

trouble on the street (watch your back man)
trouble in the city (when America, is un-American)
trouble at the border (Hey, Mister Barrio, go back to Mexico)
trouble in D.C.
every time he opens his mouth to talk, we hear the ticking of the clock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,
time to take a walk, B–B–B Bully on the block

If loud means right, he must know all the answers
if angry means smart, he must be an Einstein
if rude means he’s got a plan, to help save the working man
we’re gonna love you, we’re gonna love you,
we’re gonna love you, Mr. Bully on the Block

When the bully on the block is a guilty man
crossing his fingers, with a bible in his hand
who will call his bluff?
TRUTH, are you enough to get the guilty man, when he’s the money man?

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