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Dark Side of Brooklyn Town

from Down the Rabbit Hole by W!LD

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Living on a shoe string / dark side of Brooklyn town / nothing stuffing the mattress / no money coming in or going out / we ain't got no future / under the great abusers / it was so easy to deny / we ain't got no prospects / beneath this smog and perspex / the great white well is running dry

When there's nothing left to pawn / what's the sense in being born / all of the cracks are branching out / when we've nothing else to give / what'll we eat where will we live / I guess it's the dark side of Brooklyn town or nothing now

Blend in with the street lights / on a cold night in Brooklyn town / sifting through the gutter / it's our bread and butter / anything to keep this ship from going down / we got no protection / us and the other spectres / drifting in and out of the doorways of the police inspectors / what good is law and order / when you're trapped inside its borders / losing interest more and more / each time they've sold and bought us

So don't ask me / for anything / that I don't have / because it's only stealing / without feeling / no sense in that

I guess it's always seemed crazy to me / to distribute everything unevenly / but you know it's all for our own good / so take your dose like you know you should / we'll attend an austere brain-dead mass / from a man with a fine veneer of glass / oh we've seethed we've chocked we've boiled and spat / but you can't wipe a smile from a Cheshire cat / so take your dose and carry on / you can brag and boast that there's nothing wrong / 'cause we're all too numb for a change of plan / it's the will of god it's the nature of man

And tomorrow / I think I'll be leaving / the dark side of Brooklyn town / because you know I'll never believe in / the good of a living lost and found / and everyone wants to tell you / what's a sin and what else is virtue / only to tiptoe along that line / high society so selective / sees you with a skewed perspective / this'll all come clear in good time

And you call this living


from Down the Rabbit Hole, released October 1, 2016
Lyrics and music by Perry Wild


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W!LD Cork, Ireland

W!LD is a rock band from Cork Ireland fronted by brothers and multi-instrumentalists Louis & Perry Wild.

In August 2013 they launched the Song Century Project, a collection of 100 demo recordings.

Their debut album proper, Down The Rabbit Hole, was released in October 2016.

W!LD are currently working on their second studio album, due for release in 2022.
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