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Cake and Circus

from Too Big To Fail by Small Time Napoleon

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Lately, I've had enough of cake and circus
And maybe the old diversion's really worthless
So save me from all your heavy-handed talk
If it's just the same, I'd rather walk

I do admit that I have always been quite taken with it
If you'll permit, I would suggest that you relate a minute
When you were little, did you never have to share your toys?
Such spoiled silly boys

No one ever deserves what they've been given
How come we can be punished just for living?
Such fun -- if there's a switch just turn me off
I would perish at the thought

There's only so much you can blame on motivation
No one is asking to be born at lower station
Are you so certain your position has to do with your smarts
Or did you get a better start?

Where's your challenge?
Where's this mountain that you're seeking?
It's no secret you were born too big to fail
Not quite doubting, but it sounds a bit too easy
Honestly, do you see level scales?


from Too Big To Fail, released July 14, 2017
written by Dan Hardin
performed by Small Time Napoleon
with Noah Reed and Craig Tweddell


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Small Time Napoleon has been described as “a mad science blend of western swing, hot jazz, and folk” by Insider Louisville’s Kyle Ware. Their live shows are intimate and natural while remaining energetic. Their combination of swing-era influence with modern inclinations has driven them to a sound and style that is both new and old and wholly their own. ... more

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