model citizen

Magic Trick

The Next Life


Lyrics

"Magic Trick"

It’ll blow your budget, it’s a sale you can’t miss
You know your daddy’ll bail you out if you insist
You live the life of an artist, you’re committed to it
As long as you can afford a condo in the Village

You might say I’m out of line
but I’ve felt this way for a long, long time
With a shake of your fist
I see your magic trick

You thought that racism was over with a black president
You are shocked when the police get away with killing
You don’t think that riots will make anything right
You say that black lives matter but your friends are all white

You might say I’m out of line
but I’ve known this about you a little while
You think that I’ll miss,
but oh I see your magic trick
oh, I see your magic trick

And then you disappear

When you talk to your friends, you talk of healthy living
Then you blow your money on booze and cocaine
I guess you have a hard time thinking with a clear head
Sometimes you wonder if you’re better off dead

You might say I’m out of line
but that I think that you are in denial
you’re not selling it
and I’m not buying it
you’re a hypocrite
I see your magic trick