Broken Dreams

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We all begin our lives with dreams and some where they get broken and discarded. The point here is to gather up the fragments and begin anew.


float your boat in all your tears, plug the holes up with gum
swallow a stone for every hidden sin, you've been playing with a loaded gun
toss your friends out into the street, the dinner you made tastes like it's built of wood
it took you all summer to mend your pretty dress and now your engine's smoking underneath the hood

broken dreams, broken dreams, broken dreams
throw them all away

hack saw back hand a dusty road, a broken bolt and a rusted screw
she's up in the attic, I'm down in the dumps and there aint enough meat for a stew
dance on the grave with a wooden shoe, fresh dirt where the hole used to be
pound out the dents with an old claw hammer, lock your heart with a skeleton key


bake a cake, button up your lip, there's a kite to catch the wind
you pull down the house when you cut the rug, your moon is made of cheese
butter my bread on both sides, straighten every crooked nail
the pigeon up on the telephone line and your check is in the mail


the apples fall where ever they want when the wind is shaking up the trees
Grandpa can find his false teeth and the children will eat for free
the engine throws a rod, the block is cracked and everything screeches to a halt

the sun comes out to heat things up and I know this is all my fault.


from Throwing Glory, track released June 7, 2012
Adam Thompson, bass
Michael Shaeffer, accordion
DJ Viernes, drums
Rick Beerhorst, guitar, vocals
(additional vocals by the Wealthy Orphans Male Chorus)



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The Wealthy Orphans Grand Rapids, Michigan

Playing music forged in the heat of real life, the Wealthy Orphans open hearts and unzip heaven. Their songs are lite up with vivid imagery and haunted by enigmatic narratives.

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