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Struggle to
get a shovel full
As the muscles burn
With every bucket full

digging deeper for
the company
I’m a good little

Blind def and dumb
may work well for some
With the rhythm of
the heart beating drum

Digging deeper down,
as the light dims
I feel the dark
is creeping in

How far down must I go
into the ground
My blade on rock
My only sounds

in my lungs
Progression measured
by the ton

Their quotas design for
killing me
there’s more to life
there just has to be

So deep Down
I can’t escape
There’s no one above
that can relate

Don’t they know it
Can’t they see?

Their dropping rocks
down on me

I worked real hard
I tried to please

Now dust and dirt
Is all I see

I try to scream
I try to yell

Where is the team
I knew so well?

My lungs are clogged
Filled with debris

Another company

Rocks are falling
on my head

Is there a message
That I misread?

All my world
collapsing in on me

Is this my final

I’m drowning deep
Within my pit

Up to my neck
It’s filling quick

Can no one above
Hear my cries?

All the promises
have turned to lies

Ear nose and mouth
Are Filled with dirt

The crushing weight
begins to hurt

Nothing could be worse
Nothing could hurt more

Nothing could fuck me
Nothing so hard core

Buried alive
Under the work load

Try to survive
Crushed by the payload

My final moments
I must decide

Trying to dig
I must survive

I must dig
I must dig
I must dig
I must dig



from Return to Lower Uncton, released May 2, 2020


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Downtown Rats Lenoir, North Carolina

Old school punk/thrash for the modern world.

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