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Man In The Sky

by Darren Watson



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The freedom that’s not free
the battle we don’t see
and though we fight it every day we
don’t know the reason why

There’s only a slight feel
something’s not quite real
if we could see the things they’re doing
we’d probably we’d have to cry

but nothing really matters
there’s a man up in the sky

The money we live for
the time that we sell more
take the precious things for granted
then it’s time to say goodbye

We’re selling ourselves short
and buying a big rort
and if we don’t do what we oughta
no one else will see the lie

so we sigh and keep our mouths shut
for the man up in the sky

Have you heard all the things they say that he said?
how we might have it rough until we are dead
but if we just follow meekly
and do the stuff that we’re told
our reward’s waiting for us
covered in gold

Stuff that they tell us
buy and make less fuss
so we just hand over our trust and
say things that justify

We want a new cellphone
we don’t want to feel alone
so we just do whatever’s ‘normal’
whatever gratifies

‘Cause we can always ask forgiveness
from the man up in the sky


released December 12, 2023
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Darren Watson at Lamington Recording, Ngaio, Poneke, Aotearoa.
Written, performed, and produced by Darren Watson.
(C)2023 Copyright Control/APRA.


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