Cool Hand Luke

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lyrics

Chorus:
Cool Hand Luke ‘ Luke was a liar
Nothing but plastic ‘ on his dashboard
He played those cards ‘ just like a liar
Gave those people ‘ what they asked for

Cool Hand Luke ‘ Luke was a liar
Wasn’t no Kings ‘ in his hand
Had those boys ‘ afraid of the fire
Well those boys shoulda been
Afraid of that man

Said Cool Hand Luke ‘ Luke was a liar
And those good ol’ boys ‘ ate it off his plate
He stole the soul ‘ of that trigger man
Well that cool hand died ‘ with a smile on his face

[I don’t believe him anymore ‘ that picture was a fake]

Verse:
Bet the coin of the realm ‘ would glow in the dark
like fair trade could really teach us better than sparks cut from our own hollow bones
And smoke bitten lungs
Taken from our cradles ‘ when they rightfully slept there

If you believe in ownership so much come take my furniture
If you believe in evil why you speak it in tongues?
Looks like fun, that angry mob ‘ Innocent in their face paint
Safely tucked inside all of those zeros and ones

There’s nothing more to them now than animated clay
I don’t believe ‘em anymore ‘ the picture is a fake

There’s nothing more to them now than animated clay
I don’t believe ‘em anymore ‘ the picture is a fake

Chorus:
Cool Hand Luke ‘ Luke was a liar
Nothing but plastic ‘ on his dashboard
He played those cards ‘ just like a liar
Gave those people ‘ what they asked for

Cool Hand Luke ‘ Luke was a liar
Wasn’t no Kings ‘ in his hand
Had those boys ‘ afraid of the fire
Well those boys shoulda been
Afraid of that man

Said Cool Hand Luke ‘ Luke was a liar
And those good ol’ boys ‘ ate it off his plate
He stole the soul ‘ of that trigger man
Well that cool hand died ‘ with a smile on his face

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from Theft of the Commons, released April 29, 2011

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