Short Life of Trouble

from by Benjamin Fraser

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Based on a traditional American Folk song.

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It's a short life of trouble
In a few short days we part
It's a short life of trouble, dear girl
For a boy with a broken heart.

It's a short life of trouble,
Better keep your vices down
For they'll strangle and hold you, entangle and choke you,
And leave you for dead on the ground.

It's a short life of trouble
When you blink it's halfway through
So when you're on your deathbed, pray that you never forget,
Just to your own self be true.

It's a short life of trouble,
And when that old death knocks for me,
I'll come kicking and wailing, I'll scream at him, rail him
Till he finally leaves me be

It's a short life of trouble
And it starts to break you down
2s and 3s life will hand you, even your God will damn you
If you stop treading, you're gonna drown

It's a short life of trouble
And you build a collection of scars
So when my day's come and that final bell's rung,
They will put my face up in the stars.

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from Home, released February 3, 2014

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Benjamin Fraser Portland, Oregon

Benjamin Fraser is the folk project of Portland-based musician Brendan Rooney.

Contact brendanrooneymusic@gmail.com for booking.

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