Meter Man

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Written by Chris Conly ℗2013 BMI
Produced by Chris Conly and Mike Flannery, NYC
Engineered by Rich Blakin, NYC
Mastered by Rob Calhoun, LA

lyrics

Excuse me mister Meter Man
Spare me five or ten
I heard the world is ending soon
I’ll be gone by then

All respect Mister Officer
Shouldn’t make no difference
If I stay a minute
To work on my defence

And I know it’s just a job
So you can pay your bills
But the citizens you rob
We’re taking to the hills

Like we’re in the wild west
Bounty hunters everywhere
Barkeeps & Cowboys
Had a chance to sell their wares

But a tax was layed upon then
Levyed for no cause
The rich were getting richer
And they were writing all the laws

Excuse me mister Meter Man
Spare me five or ten
I heard the world is ending soon
I’ll be gone by then

Have mercy on me!
Just grant me this one time
When you’re on your deathbed
I’ll be circling in your mind

One person to another
I’ll be the first to say
There's bigger fish to fry
Full time crooks who got away

And if the moment strikes you
To join me for a drink
The Saloon around the corner
I’ll meet you in a blink

I’ll save a seat for you
A Whiskey or a Rye
Then we’ll get to business
And I’ll look you in the eye

Excuse me mister Meter Man
Spare me five or ten
I heard the world is ending soon
I’ll be gone by then

We can speak like gentlemen
Discuss the day’s events
How you define guilty
Under what pretense

We have a Social Contract
All parties have agreed
Just tell it like it is
You’re only drive is greed

When you take our purpose
Don’t lend a helping hand
We’ll take it to the streets
To protect the working man

That is all I have to say
Until we meet again
That is all I have to say
Until we meet again

Shall we meet again
You’ll wish for better days
Payin’ off your judges
Ain’t the only crime that pays

Excuse me mister Meter Man
Spare me five or ten
I heard the world is ending soon
I’ll be gone by then
I'll - I'll be gone
And you - you'' be gone
We'll both - both be gone
By then

credits

from Love and Protest, released June 25, 2013
Chris Conly - Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, 12-String Guitar, Slide Guitar, Maracas
Brad Maestas - Electric Bass
Adam Minkoff - Drums
Phil Sterk - Pedal Steel
Written by Chris Conly ℗2013 BMI

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Chris Conly Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter & guitarist Chris Conly has a new 5 track EP is called “Love and Protest”. Combining fiery guitar work, and timeless songwriting, it features an array special guests. The original tracking sessions were engineered by Rich Blakin, who has worked with artists like Paul Simon, Chicago & James Taylor. ... more

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