Penelope's Thrill

Penelope's Thrill

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Rock - Alternative | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Story Behind the Song

The political system is going haywire across our country, subverting the very nature of democracy. Unfortunately, this is preeminently obvious in our own state of Wisconsin, where our government is for sale to outside interests, conservative billionaires who secretly rule from the shadows and pull the strings of their puppets in power. Wanted to give this track the searing edge it deserves. --Tim

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Running Ragged
Words & music by Timothy Walsh

The country's running ragged
everywhere I go.
The people in power they don't know.
Plutocrats are working us like puppets on a string.
People are asleep--don't know a damned thing.

Their slashing education, suppressing the vote--
create a dumber nation, drain our hope.
Corporate greed and sleazeball deals are winning the day.
They're fouling our world to get their way.

CHORUS: But you can find peace of mind
by looking to each other, lend a hand.
Bide your time, drink your wine--
Beelzebubs in power gonna chart their own demise.

The country's running ragged everywhere I look.
It's all a web of well-connected crooks.
The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poor.
Old deluded white men rule the roost.

Black and white unequal, discrimination reigns--
millions of youthful dreams go up in flames.
The world is running ragged, but the earth will reek revenge--
send a tidal wave to sweep things clear.

CHORUS: But you can find peace of mind etc.
***words & music by Timothy Walsh

Song Length
Rock - Punk, Rock - Punk
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Similar Artists
The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers

Lyric Credits Timothy Walsh
Music Credits Timothy Walsh
Producer Credits Timothy Walsh