Cost of Living

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lyrics

Verse 1
college tuition
my intuition is this institution got to be bull shitting me
get your hands out my pockets!
my education
wasn't meant to my my execution
but this student loan it feels just like a guillotine
get your hands out my pockets!
I'm living in debt
along with the nation
no job or vocation
whose dreams are we chasing?
get your hands out my pockets!
cause life is expensive
but don't you resent it
money, material can't take it with you
but we gon keep rocking until we eventually fly
lookey here
might not make it through another year
I can see the ending coming near
make a little money from a check
pay the bills - what's left?
barely got enough to cover rent
paper chase - get paid
live in debt - every day
wonder why I feel like slave
laid off - ever since
no job - benefits
work like a dog
ain't that a bitch?

Hook 1
cause there is no telling where we will go
the beautiful end is in sight, you should know
that we going to make it through
yes we going to make it through
said we going to make it through
gonna to make it through
gonna to make it through

Verse 2
college tuition
my intuition is this institution got to be bull shitting me
get your hands out my pockets!
cause life is expensive
but don't you resent it
spend time with family
go on adventures
cause life is too short before we all eventually die
listen here
saying what they don't what you to hear
seeing when they don't what you to peer
things are often not what they appear
coughing up smoke and gawking in mirror
let your boy Pierce through your ear
unemployment - through the roof
CEOs - bullet proof
floating in a golden parachute
can you tell the lies from the truth?
can you hear the cries from the youth?
coming to you here live from the booth

Hook 2
but there is no telling where we will go
the beautiful end is in sight, you should know
that we going to make it through
yes we going to make it through
said we going to make it through
going to make it through
going to make it through
I said there is no telling where we will go
the beautiful end is in sight, you should know
that we we know what you going through
yeah we know what you going through
said we know what you going through
gonna make it through what you going through

Closing
get your hands out my pockets
out my pockets
I said get your hands out my pockets
get your hands out my pockets

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from Gardens, released October 22, 2013

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Now in its tenth year, The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight outta Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial nexus of a new south, The Beast is a home-grown artistic force, mixing tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire. ... more

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