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Song: The Tariff

Grasping At Smoke

Album: Grasping At Smoke
Track: #3

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Listen! The Tariff Release Video Audio Track
Recorded: March 1, 2014
Length: 3:11
Instrumentation: Alvarez ABT60E Electric Acoustic Baritone Guitar
Notes: Has some pops and skipping from my crappy audio recorder, but that's all I've got.

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It's not that hard to notice someone
Find a way to make their life an
Integral part of yours

How can you implant yourself
Append your gravitas
Detach your purview from isolation
Opening up some minds would help
Not mentioning eyes to watch
Evoking a true, sincere ovation

What I wouldn't give for this
Is the tariff I'd exact
Something I could use to just
Help the world to like me back

I'd only want a smidgen
With no inkling sycophantic
Of a tiny smile that lights a room I enter
Upending the tradition
Locked in the pedantic
Devastating what used to be the center

What I wouldn't give for this
Is the tariff I'd exact
Something I could use to just
Help the world give back

For the price
Of genius
Rescind
Your respect

Object to
Utility
To stop being
Outcast

Wind up with
A lenience
Not privy
To be checked

The prize
Of futility
Becomes the
Everlast

What I wouldn't give for this
Is the tariff I'd exact
The right amount that I could use to
Help the world to like me back

Might I ever affect you?
Eventually I will matter too
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