JOHN BUTLER TRIO


Company Sin Lyrics

Ben got a job at the Mine along the way
He said everything was fine until that fateful day
That's when his luck started to change
The day he went to help and go blow up that Mountain Range
Ben moved to Town a year ago or maybe more
Straight out of Highschool, the whole he had in store
Wanted to travel, needed some dough
Everybody worked the Mines
Why should he say no?

Don't ask him why, he can't explain
Why now things for him have changed
It's not his land, they're not his songs
He can't work out why he don't belong

{Chorus}

He part of Company, part of Company, part of Company Sin
Won't someone please tell the lad when Humbug did begin?
Part of Company, part of Company, part of Company Sin
Won't someone please tell the lad when Humbug did begin?

Now legend has it, or so they say
The Bones of an Ancient People, yeah that's where they lay
And their Descendants hold close to heart
Oh, that Mountain Range Ben was helping blow apart
And so I said for Ben things weren't quite right
Now he's waking up screaming every single night
Hearing voices in a different tongue
The screaming of the Old, yeah, the screaming of the Young

Don't ask him why, he can't explain
Why now he feels in so much pain
It's not his land, they're not his songs
He can't work out why he don't belong

{Chorus}

Now Ben's moved on - job left him a while back
Now he's thanking God that his boss gave him the sack
But in the mirror, yes he can face
The day he stopped helping go blow up that Sacred Place

{Chorus}

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Songwriter(s): Rashead Webb, Jesse Mobley, John Aka Johne Battle Battle, Jevon, Jason "Iceberg" Lary, M. Blackmon, J. Prister
Publisher(s): Swahila Music, Smoothie Tunes, Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Jason Iceberg Lary Publishing
Record Label(s): 2005 Lava Records LLC for the United States and WEA International Inc for the world outside of the United States, Australia & New Zealand
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