Pressure Machine

Album: Pressure Machine (2021)
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  • (We met dragging main at Spanish Fork)
    (And he wasn't moving away from here so it wasn't really
    (And we could build a house here, anyway)

    Hope'll set your eyes agleam
    Like four feet dangling in the stream
    The kingdom of God, it's a pressure machine
    Every step, gotta keep it clean
    A mattress on a hardwood floor
    Who could ever ask for more?
    I'll get up and cut the grass
    Ain't nothing wrong with working class

    I, I don't remember the last time you asked how I was
    Don't you feel the time slipping away?
    It ain't funny at all
    It's gonna break your heart one day

    Keep the debt cloud off the kids
    Only sunshine on their lids
    Jimmy Cricket and Power Wheels
    And memories of Happy Meals
    Sometimes I look at the stars
    I think about how small we are
    Sweating it out in the pressure machine
    Good 'til the last drop

    Why don't you say little things?
    Butterflies don't just dance on a string
    It feels like you clipped all their wings
    And every year goes by faster than the one before

    We had that treadmill now for months
    I think she might've used it once
    If I shut my mouth and keep the peace
    She'll cook my eggs in bacon grease
    Life'll grow you a big red rose
    Then rip it from beneath your nose
    And run it through the pressure machine
    And spit you out a name tag memory


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