Living With Even Les (INDK)

Second time around the shit gets iller Livin in a world full of filler Few are true - the rest are killers Arsonistic - Burnin down the old way, buildin up a new day Optimistic - But I'm full of nihilistic blood I never needed love 'cause for the place I live I feel enough Just try and make a march on my home You'll find me chained to the building quite unwilling Where would we go? I think it's safe to say that I don't know 'Cause someday we'll be going home to find we don't have any home at all Any day they'll section off our block with riot gear and come evict us all Today - the Lower East Side is yuppified with fat cats and their poor folk hide Someday maybe we will re-emerge from East River a turning tide And avenue by avenue we'll take back everything we knew The gardens, the squats, and all our share We'll even take back Tompkins Square I've got something of a problem with the nation It's called gentrification Marching to our heighborhood to lock us in the station How many blessings can I count? There are too many to amount But deep in suburbia men are being trained to come into my neighborhood & Take over the Avenue The brutal truth of it all is that the brute dollar strength will be our fall Tanks in the street, ghetto birds in the air Snipers on the rooftops and a nod from the mayor I have no future anymore - I'm waiting for imminent war Wish I could say I was waiting for the sun But I know eviction day will come & we'll be deafened by the money drum Pushing the poor off-shore