The Payoff

from by The Coal Men

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The Payoff     -Seth Timbs / Dave Coleman

The world is full of people capable of things you thought
Nobody could be capable of
They’ll break your heart and that’s the start 
They’ll cut you and laugh at your scars
They’ll make you pay everyday in your blood

But you, don’t let it get you down
No you, stick out your neck to a cut throat town

So what’s it mean to make the scene
Dress yourself so squeaky clean
Desperate to take one for the team
Another star that wants to shine
Twice as bright for half the time
Who’s place are you holding in line?

Sometimes, you have to wait your turn to come ‘round
Sometimes, you have to kill to get your crown

No matter what you do
It might not pay off for you
If the payoff is all your really in it for

Do you build a house to have a home
Do you earn your cash to pay a loan
They’ll break your bank and let’s be frank
They’ll leave you floating in the tank
They’ll put you back in file and in rank

But you, don’t let it get you down
Yeah you, stick out your neck to a cut throat town

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from Pushed to the Side, track released August 19, 2016


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