Tragedy Sells

by gillwire

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Single from the album Silver Streak


I'm just an old-time, sentimental, punk-rock boy
I got kicked around a few times by the girl next door
I'm not looking for trouble but it knows me well
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells

She was a street born hero with a demon inside
you could see the gates of heaven through her fiery eyes
but the judgement was delivered from whose lips will tell
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells

After the dust has settled on the battle ground
the silence of the morning was a piercing sound
and it speaks a somber story words can never tell
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells

We march to the song that carries us on
the song of the morning sun
we pass it along with a wink and a nod
I won't let you go
into the storm alone

Tragedy, come to me
show me who I am
let the stars and heavens see
I will rise to stand
come and find me
try to take me to the ground
try to give me all you can
it's a short trip
from the shadows of the earth
I will meet you sword in hand

Now with our robes unraveled and our pages torn
it's a cautionary tale for ever being born
but it's priceless entertainment how you ring my bell
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells


released June 7, 2016
written/performed/recorded - J.G.Thwaits



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gillwire Chandler, Arizona

the best laid plans, and so it stands, have brought us here again. And that's the way it is baby, you can pile all the blame on me. If I hadn't played the role, you'd be whole and I'd be free. Instead of guilt ridden... ah me

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