All for Them

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She lives in a slum down by the train tracks
In a shack made of old fence posts and rusted tin
A neat swept space with a cooker and a bed
And a Lilly growing in a jar

Back in the village the land lies bare, the fields are left to blow away
And it gets so they're living on field rats and corn
The men just stagger around drunk and useless
And the kids are all getting high on speed

She drags her cart out to the highway every day
And spends those long hours in the heat and dust and grime
And it keeps her going through the days
Knowing she's doing it all for him

She loves him so much
with a love that's calm and pure
He's thirteen now and he studies so hard
And he wants to go all the way and finish school

She drags her cart out to the highway every day
And spends those long hours in the heat and dust and grime
And it keeps her going through the days
Knowing she's doing it all for him

But she's not only doing it for him
She sees it all clear and true
She's not only doing it for him
But for his children too

They're gonna break
They're gonna break
They're gonna break
That strangle hold

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from Shipwreck Dawn, released May 1, 2017

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L. W. Major Sydney, Australia

L.W. Major is a Sydney based songwriter and performer. Influences include The Violent Femmes, Tom Waits and Louis Tillet and authors such as Denis Johnson, Peter Temple and James Leo Herlihy. Find out about current gigs at www.facebook.com/l.w.major37

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