Three Good Men

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lyrics

Three young men strong and bold
Who feasted on the stories told
Of cities spilling rivers gold
Where any man could reach his goals

They travelled from a distant land
To bring world knowledge back in hand
Technology and culture and
The secrets of the western clans

The first man hoping to be brisk
And return to his family rich
A man who loved to take a risk
They found him knee-capped in a ditch

See gambling debts are hard to pay
And some folks turn and run away
But don’t give out if you can’t save
Enough to dodge a gambler’s grave

One good man is dead
He had his choice he took it and he lead the life he lead
One good man is dead
It’s not worth what you came here for enough blood has been shed

Our second a hard working lad
Looked for jobs though times were bad
And employers don’t like foreign faces
But must appear not to be racist

Shitty work for shitty pay
A drink to drown a lonely day
From drink to drugs and further still
A needle was his final thrill

Two good men are dead
They had their choices took ‘em and they lead the lives they lead
Two good men are dead
It’s not worth what you came here for enough blood has been shed

And last but certainly not least
The third man heard the rebels preach
The rich have all the money now
So stealing’s where the money’s found

The more he stole the more he gained
But cops do not like renegades
Soon they had him on the run
Gunned him down and he was done

Three good men are dead
They had their choices took ‘em and they lead the lives they lead
Three good men are dead
Maybe in a better world they could have lived instead
But Three Good men are dead
Don’t loan your lives for money when enough blood has been shed

credits

from Eclection, released March 16, 2016
Produced and Mixed by Al Swettenham.
Additional guitars by James Shuttleworth

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The Skunk-Boy Project UK

I've been playing instruments since I was about 7 or 8, I began on the piano, moved to the bass and only picked up the ukulele in my teens.
Whilst others were listening to their parent's 80's rock collections etc. I was listening to my Dad's Randy Newman collection along with the Beatles, Beach Boys, Supertramp, suffice to say I picked up a pretty 70's palette for music.
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