Two weeks to take a song from conception to completion to competition!

Choking on Nothing

This song was created for Game of Bands round 248 : "Odd Times And No Rhymes VI"


Rigged up, racket round neck
Chained throat, dragging me down to die
No breath, desert of dead last
Bone dry, mummified for life

Waste not, wanting a new go
Piss broke, all the doors are bolted shut
Up top, in the rarified room
This game is a joke they tell

Why court danger?
Lies do wonders

Packed in, record hot flesh
Burned off by better men self-proclaimed
Serfs up, floating in tide
Face down, supplicate for grace

Why use torture?
Sell more scratch-offs

Why keep working?
For some pretense

Neck deep into debt
Hung out to forget
Oh dear god no, I broke the rule again
Whipped back into shape
Scar tissue will not fade
Don't hurt no more, but the lesson stays

Lick salt off the floor
Can't beg for no- seconds
I eat my fill of dust and promises
So, wasting away
Limp day after- night
To drug my jealous peasantry

Why use poison?
Feed us dreamstuff

Born into the dirt
Sand blasted by shame
Crook back rakes it in
Bent back wallows


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