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Thoughts and Prayers

from Rant On, Children by The Ranters

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The disappearing of the middle class - and the rise of the working homeless.

lyrics

Divine intervention can't help the people down on the street
Seems the lower they fall the more the Man turns up the heat
The camp congregation wonders if anyone anywhere really cares
Then the panhandler donates his dime to call a higher authority somewhere upstairs

We can't live on Thoughts and Prayers Thoughts and Prayers don't you know
We can't live on Thoughts and Prayers Thoughts and Prayers don't you know
For Christ sakes Jesus... pick up the phone and call home

Why do you forsake us the panhandler asked the powers that be
There was silence on the other line then a nervous cough as the voice began to speak
He said to you the meek who inherit the street I got a question I needs to ask
Could you make some room on my sidewalk for the second coming of the middle class

We can't live on Thoughts and Prayers Thoughts and Prayers don't you know
We can't live on Thoughts and Prayers Thoughts and Prayers don't you know
For Christ sake Jesus... pick up the phone and call home

We can't live on Thoughts and Prayers Thoughts and Prayers don't you know
We can't live on Thoughts and Prayers Thoughts and Prayers don't you know
For Christ sake Jesus... pick up the phone and call home

Featuring Vince Pollitt on Trumpet.

credits

from Rant On, Children, released October 1, 2020
Rockland Moran- Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Gillian Wale- Concertina, Vocals
Bill Fulton- Acoustic Bass
Vince Pollitt- Trumpets
Ron Wells- Drums

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The Ranters Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

Rant on, Children
In these recordings, The Ranters review subject matter of
localized racism, destruction of environment, and increasing homelessness. Throughout these songs, there lies a thread of
healthy contempt for religious authority, as well as a touch of humor and optimism.
“The Ranters” hope that you enjoy this musical offering of
contemporary roots/blues titled “Rant on, Children”.
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