Raise a Glass

Words and Music by Tommy Red

Copyright 2018 TBolt Music

Raise A Glass - Tommy Red
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There's poision in the water and the irony is priceless

We've been tasting it for years with the sins and the vices

But no one really cared to want to find an antidote

Cause everybody knows that the poison's in the dose

Feeling a little thirsty, want to turn on the tap?

The water looks a little black, ha, imagine that

It's habitat by Hazmat, but nobody gets the gown and cap

The filtered flask, the gas mask, so I'll delegate the next task

We took a trip to where you won't

Some say do but most say don't

For years there's been toxicity with very little publicity

No one cared about our plight

And lead was flying through the night

But then somehow some got in the water

Now you pretend to care about the city's sons and daughters

It's a crime without a criminal, don't blame me I won't blame you

Kinda reminds me when I was a kid and used to play Clue

Ok, we got a mystery, but I think I found the culprit

It's the Governor with the lead pipe in the office

Hey, I solved it

The politicians flock and say don't worry now we're here

You look at 'em like where you been the last fifty years?

It's ok, don't worry, we see you got a problem

Gonna get to the bottom, yep we cause 'em then we solve 'em

And we're gonna leave now, but you really made us think

No, come on, please stay, let me buy you a drink

Raise a glass to disease

Raise a glass to the health

Raise a glass to the means

Raise a glass to the wealth

Raise a glass

We took a trip to where you won't

Raise a glass, here's a toast

Compliments to the host

The poison's in the dose

There's poison in the water and the irony is priceless

We've been tasting it for years with the sins and the vices

But no one really cared to want to find an antidote

Cause everybody knows that the poison's in the dose

Ok, come on now, class is in session

You there in the back, it's time for the lesson

We're gonna talk civics and how to add and subtract

I don't think you'll need a calculator for this math

See if you're living in the city and you give a dose of lead

But instead of in the water you put one through the head

It's a guaranteed life sentence, no parole, no bail

Straight to the prison when you leave the county jail

See on the outside this was ok, it was just the situation

And everyone was provided with the route of administration

But here's the good part where you want to pay attention

You can poison everyone and get away without suspicion

Just throw your hands in the air, pretend to be disheveled

And label it a failure of government on all levels

You prosecute a few just to placate the rest

It's like standing in front of a firing squad with a bulletproof vest

And still the water's flowing and it's so good to see

Cause it's flavored with the failure and the hypocrisy

So I'd like to make a toast, raise 'em up if you got it

And let's thank 'em all for such a lovely product

Raise a glass to disease

Raise a glass to the health

Raise a glass to the means

Raise a glass to the wealth

Raise a glass

We took a trip to where you won't

Raise a glass, here's a toast

Compliments to the host

The poison's in the dose

Tommy Red - Vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, bass

Derek York - Backing vocals

Mario Resto - Drums

Produced by Eric Morgensen

Recorded at Studio A

Dearborn, MI

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