Carnival of Crime

from The Barbary Coast EP by dren mcdonald



Opening the day on the Barbary Coast...Granger, the criminal bad guy, reminds everyone why they're there.


when we were boys the ferris wheel was such a wild ride
we locked the kids in cages till they paid to get outside
but old st. paul he had it right all childhoods must end
our pranks and toys got left behind that we might become men

but oh the need to be amused, it cannot be outgrown
slash the throat of those accused
we men must have a carnival of our own

a carnival a carnival a carnival of crime

games of skill
are twice the thrill
when life is on the line

when we were boys the funhouse sent shivers up our spine
when we trapped the other kids and tied them up with twine
but old saint paul he had it right, one day you'll lose your head
we'll slap them motherfuckers down and throw them in the shed

we find that need to be amused, it has not been outgrown
I'll stake a claim upon the bruised
adults must have a carnival of their own

a carnival a carnival a carnival of crime

Life's too short
so have a snort
while you still have the time

cause where's the perk if it's all work
and toil night and day

and who could stand to be a man
it ya never get to play!


from The Barbary Coast EP, released August 17, 2014
background vocals: Crissie Sullivan

Everything else: dren


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dren is currently making music/sounds for videogames & for his soul. Many of his games have been played by (literally) millions of people worldwide. Before games, he contributed to band music, touring/releasing albums with Giant Ant Farm and GrndNtlBrnds (Grand National Brands). He also founded and operated Vaccination Records Co for 10 yrs ... more

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