The Slumlord's Kids

The Slumlord's Kids

i have spent my last 5 dollars more times than i can even count

and half the time those last 5 dollars were wasted on another round

that’s not to say i’ve got a problem, in fact i think i’m doing fine

i just don’t wanna be myself tonight

 

well it used to be if you wanted to kill someone, you had to look them in the eye

that’s a weird thing to be nostalgic for i guess, i don’t know why

and the paint’s been peeling off the wall since summer 1929

every slum is someone’s home and every slumlord’s kids will probably be just fine

 

the landlord gave us 10 days notice, got 2 weeks from the one before

the fact that they can’t do that’s something we’re expected to ignore

in 2 years i lived 13 places, spent lots of nights inside my car

you always said you thought that i’d go far

 

but it used to be if you wanted to kill someone, you had to look them in the eye

that’s a weird thing to be nostalgic for i guess, i don’t know why

and the paint’s been peeling off the wall since summer 1979

every slum is someone’s home and every slumlord’s kids will probably be just fine

 

then you respond to black lives matter with a question of their worth

well what entitled you to the privilege you were handed out at birth

don’t quote MLK when you spit your hate for Assata Shakur

i’m sure you’re just doing your best

but you know no-one’s all that impressed

 

it used to be if you wanted to kill someone, you had to look them in the eye

that’s a weird thing to be nostalgic for i guess, i don’t know why

and the paint’s been slowly peeling off the wall since summer 1999

every slum is someone’s home and every slumlord’s kids will probably be just fine