Long way up, short step down

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    15 track audio CD with hi quality recordings taken from two live shows in Prague's Studio Pamet in March 2018. Produced and mastered by Ian Kelosky. CD comes in a classic gatefold cover with artwork by by Barbora Liška Karpíšková.

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This song originally appeared on demo album Slide (2010). This version comes from a show at Studio Pamet, March 2018

lyrics

Long way up, short step down (words/music - Justin Lavash)
I was born with nothing
I'll take nothing when I go
'twas the midwife's slap
put a howl into my throat
and I crawled on all fours
and I'll crawl into the grave
I'll crawl up the ladder to the pearly gates
It's been a long way up

It's been a free-for-all, a jamboree
jumping up and down on the necromancer's knee
pulling out the pins from a voodoo doll
staring at the ceiling while you're going up the wall
it's been a long way up
but it sure seems a short step down

It's been a hunt and gather, been a slash and burn
it's been don't pass go, it's been miss a turn
it's been back to front, back to back
staring out the cage with a monkey on your back

it's been a long way up
but it sure seems a short step down

Someone's got the dollars but no-one's got the sense
and we're all overcome with indifference
Hell for leather at snail's pace
running out of patience with the human race

it's been a long way up
but it sure seems a short step down


[opional]

Push and shove got my back to the wall
I've had enough, I'm sick of it all

Push and shove got my back to the wall
I've had enough, I'm sick of it all


it's been a long way up
but it sure seems a short step down

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from Live in Prague vol. 2, released October 17, 2018

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