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Haunting, intelligent singer-songwriter.

Brother’s Keeper

Brother’s Keeper

With a ladder of human backbones The Devil climb’s from outside his wall He is picking limbs from the trees That grow in the garden of Hell

It is full down inside
Among the flames and the unworthy The gates are slowly closing
And the dead will walk the earth

But I am not no saint But I am not no sinner I am no beggar man Or no thief either

I will come quietly Lord
I am not to cheat the Reaper
But least it be known
I was always my Brother’s Keeper

Granted the signs say No Exit
For Hell is simply other people
Watch the bankers and the lawyers
Still trying to pass a camel through the eye of a needle

Cain’s our oldest tenant Committed fratricide
Slay his own brother with a rock And stood and watch him die

But I am not no saint But I am not no sinner I am no beggar man Or no thief either

I will come quietly Lord
I am not to cheat the Reaper
But least it be known
I was always my Brother’s Keeper

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