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Sometimes inspiration for songs can come from the weirdest places. If I remember correctly, the words and melody for this one came together after a healthy amount of Bush-era CNN, hearing a deep Avril Lavinge track on the radio and possibly eating some expired chip dip. I think it was french onion. Wait, is there any healthy amount of CNN?


take what you can get
while you can
cause you don't have much time

let your wallet be your witness
to all that you can grip
cause it's all you know

it's so unfair
cause you don't care
and you've got the fate of the nation in your hands
and you're running around in circles on fire

take your time that's left
and run up on a flagpole
to see what you can see
never underestimate the power in your hands
cause it's all that you might be

and you'll back down if you know what's good for you
and you'll back down if you wanna survive
they'll never take it, they'll never let you in


from Broken Halo, released August 16, 2007


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Broken Halo Winnipeg, Manitoba

BROKEN HALO formed in 2002, in the bedrooms and basements of its founders. What began as a songwriting project quickly grew legs. The band has played alongside Sum 41, Evanescence, ZZ Top, Pilate, The Trews, The Tea Party, Hawksley Workman and more. The band’s strength lies in their creative writing, masterful blues and funk influenced guitar work, strong vocals and tight rhythm section. ... more

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