21st Century Survival Blues

Album: Be More Kind (2018)
  • I've got the 21st century survival blues
    A condition brought on by watching the news
    Things have been quiet for far too long
    And if I know human beings, things are gonna go wrong
    We were raised in a glade of unsustainable peace
    Not many of us ever have to live on our knees
    I'm scared that I won't have the strength that it takes
    To stand up when the levee breaks

    So meet me at home when the sirens go off
    I don't wanna be alone so don't you get lost
    I know a place where the two of us can hide
    We can barricade the door and we'd be safe inside
    When the harsh winds blow and the world gets cold
    You can't trust kindness and you can't eat gold
    I've got the 21st century survival blues
    But to tell you the truth I just need you

    I've got the 21st century survival blues
    A generation raised up without paying its dues
    Comfortable enough to play around with doubt
    Without knowing how to survive when the lights go out
    And if we take away the things that they've been depending on
    We'll be flailing like children in a nursery home
    So I started making lists of the essential things
    For when the storms bring what they bring

    So meet me at home when the sirens go off
    I don't wanna be alone so don't you get lost
    And I know a place where the two of us can hide
    We can barricade the door and we'd be safe inside
    When the harsh winds blow and the world gets cold
    You can't trust kindness and you can't eat gold
    I've got the 21st century survival blues
    But to tell you the truth I just need you-you
    I just need you, you

    I've got the 21st century survival blues
    I've got shelter, drinking water I've got cupboards of food
    And I know I can survive in my apocalypse home
    But what's the point of surviving if you're just surviving alone

    So meet me at home when the sirens go off
    I don't wanna be alone so don't you get lost
    And I know a place where the two of us can hide
    We can barricade the door and we'd be safe inside
    When the harsh winds blow and the world gets cold
    No you can't trust kindness and you can't eat gold
    I've got the 21st century survival blues
    But to tell you the truth, let me tell you the truth
    I just need you, you
    I just need you, you Writer/s: Frank Tuner
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
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