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5th Battalion

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I don’t wanna tell’em that this is as good as it gets
And if ya die today, then right now is all that you get
You’re lucky if you can find the good in the good-for-nothin’
And gain somethin’ outta losing control
We’d all love to point the gun in a different direction
Either way we’re all starin’ down the barrel
It ain’t the end of the world
But it feels like the sun’s burnin’ out
Ya can’t explain it with words
But it feels like you’re screamin’ out loud
It’s easy to say “live and let die”
If you got livin’ to lose
This world only makes sense
When you force it to

…and find a way
Do you remember starin’ out the door window of the principal’s office
Watching all the other kids smile and laugh- wishing you had their happiness
On the other side of a wall, waitin’ for somebody’s judgment
To tell us where we made a wrong turn and what to fix
Felt like fate was in anyone else’s hands but our own
They’d tell ya not to cut, but wouldn’t teach ya how to sew



from Breathing Without A Pulse, released December 6, 2011
Vocals & Lyrics by Toussaint Morrison
Keys by Linden Killam
Percussion by Spencer Austin
Guitar by Todd Bordewick
Bass by Alex "Ralph" Bennett

Recorded in Minneapolis, MN



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A nationally touring group of misfits making sound wherever beckoned, The Blend dominated the midwest pioneering hip-hop and rock in the same breath from dingy basement rock shows to capacity hip-hop shows. Now, their fate unknown having disbanded for several years, Linden Killam and Toussaint Morrison continue the group's legacy of unconventional, top tiered sound. ... more

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