Son of a Public Servant

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lyrics

I wish you could see things differently
you're just like our father, your mind's always on yourself
think about someone else.

he gave you what you need
and a big ole house
and left me wondering how I drove him away
at such a young age

I always knew you'd follow in his foot steps
with a suit and tie trading money for lies

An illegitimate kid by a poor young girl
who grew up and showed me the world
said "watch out for those like your father"

He erased all the legal proof to hide his sin from the world
to keep that government job from slipping away, he'll do whatever it takes

At least my mother taught me things a father should have,
because I'm too much of a man to bring his sin to the light of day.

We're brothers, you see.
But we're not the same.
You were prized and chosen, I was cast away

But I got all I need, I don't need yours or his sympathy
I make an honest living without that government money

So tell daddy when you see him that it's a loosely held name
that I sleep just fine leading a true mans life
oh yea, i sleep just fine leading a true mans life

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from Silver Lining, released January 6, 2015
Written by Pullman Strike

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Daniel Beckham- Drums
Wesley Hamilton- Pedal Steel Guitar
Neil Mauney- Vocals, Lead/Rhythm Guitars
Evan Stepp- Vocals, Rhythm Guitars
Dan Smith- Acoustic Guitar
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