Outstanding Statesman

by Scarlet Street

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This is a cover of one of my favorite songs by the very witty and talented Matt Wixson originally on his EP, Rome. It's a satire of modern American life and it always resonates with me, especially during election season.

Here's the link to the original, please check it out: openhandrecords.bandcamp.com/track/outstanding-statesman

lyrics

(Original Lyrics)
I was born and raised in Rome
Aqueduct and Colliseum
Gonna eat a lot of food
Then I’ll spend the afternoon
Down at the vomitorium

And the world is fine
Cuz I get what’s mine
So just sit back citizen joy the ride
You know there’s never gonna be a decline

I was born and raised in Rome
Orgies and the gladiators
Slaughter animal or man
Conquer everything we can
We’ll be met as liberators

And the world is fine
Cuz I get what’s mine
So just sit back citizen joy the times
Never bother looking into the signs

Rumble rumble it never tumbles
Cuz this is no time for remaining humble
Yeah we stay hopeful, we’re not in trouble
If you think it’s gonna crumble, it won’t

I was born and raised in Rome
But I wish I was in Athens
My method would be Socratic
Over here I look eratic
Tell me everything that happens

And the world is fine
Cuz I get what’s mine
So just sit back citizen joy the wine
We’re striving for the obscolescence of mind

I was born and raised in Rome
Aqueduct and Colliseum
I got people in my home
Who were born and raised in Rome
And I don’t really wanna be ‘em

credits

released May 27, 2016
Written and Originally performed by: Matt Wixson
ruined by: Ben Seitz

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