Racing To The Bottom

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Racing to the Bottom is a simple parable about sex slaves, armed religious extremists, deviancy, mania, addiction and greed.
The title itself is a common expression from social-political economy that describes the effect of tax credits, deregulation and other incentives that induce business to relocate from one locale to another.

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Racing to the Bottom

Jill's in the Fun House, playing for time,
Jack's in the Road House, cooking up dimes.
Mary and Joseph are loading their guns,
Racing to the bottom, but the bottom don't come.

Boy toy, she boy, what's your name?
Your color don't matter when your skin's in the game.
Wage slave, dues paid, salary men,
Racing to the bottom, to the same damn end.

Heaven sent a message and the message can't wait:
Better punch your ticket if you want to get straight.
But I can't get straight 'less I unwind,
So I'm racing to the bottom, working overtime.

Jesus from K-Street he's up on the Hill,
Shaking down the money tree, working miracles.
Back home in the bar room he's feeling pretty fine,
Racing to the bottom, baby, I got mine.
Racing to the bottom, baby, I got mine.
Racing to the bottom, there's no finish line.

credits

from New York's Calling, released January 5, 2017
Peter Wyrd - Vocals
Brian Wyrd - guitar
Johnny Wyrd - Bass
"Racing To The Bottom" Mitchell & Wolfe
Recorded by Michael Arafeh at The Coffeehouse, Middletown CT, Produced by Michael Arafeh

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The Wyrd Brothers New Haven, Connecticut

In this age of overproduced shiny pop confections, "New York's Calling," is a bitter, yet necessary pill to swallow, and a raw and ragged testimony to the power of real rock and roll.

- Tom Guerra - Songwriter/Guitarist/Contributing Writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine.
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