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NOVA (51/49)

Sitting, waiting for the sun to go nova
so I don't have to get a full time job
'Cause what cat wouldn't rather watch his world go to hell
than spend his life working like a dog?
It's clear by now I'll pay for all my patience
sketching my mysteries, etching these lines into my face
Don't suppose you'll believe me when I claim it’s evolution, lord
the next great leap of the human race?

Ahead of the pack
Lead engine on the railroad track
You can keep your design
I didn't start the revolution but I'm making it mine

When 51 say 49 are crazy 'cause they can't agree
on the proper price of freedom we must trade for our security
then it's fences versus fields, crashes versus yields
and who can blame those shameless sharks for their backroom deals?
But when the sun burns up, and then explodes
and we'll greet the goat at the final crossroads
he'll snatch up every sin we've known, cruel, cold, and overblown
But,oh, this cat will take his back
this cat will take his back
this cat will take his back
‘cause I don't believe in no Spring Heeled Jack, no

I'm ahead of the pack
Lead engine on the railroad track
You can keep your design
'cause I'm using mine this time
If I had the faith I'd find a way
to cast my demons out today
move my mind beyond the crowd
raise my voice and cry out loud and clear
"This cat's done waiting here
This cat's done, this cat's done…"

I'm ahead of the pack
Lead engine on the railroad track
You can keep your design
'cause I'm using mine this time…
They won't get the best of me
No, not this time
Not this time
This time.

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from Icarus Iterations, released December 6, 2013
Lyrics & Composition by S. M. P. Concinnity

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Letters From Traffic is a Seven-Piece Seattle Rock and Soul Phenomenon featuring soul-sweetened vocals, fresh horns, hot guitars, kickass grooves, and life-shaking lyrics. Original songs layer trumpet, trombone, saxophone, vocal-harmony, lead & rhythm guitars, bass and drums. Contagiously moveable, inspiringly anthemic, or just dirty and fun, Letters From Traffic is always quality, always true. ... more

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