Palisades

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Written by Chris Hickey
Published by Chris Hickey (WORK FIRE Songs)
Master: Refuge/MCA Records

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Palisades on landscapes of failure in succession
One for every unkind word aimed in your direction
You're a hero, you're a villain, it depends who you're killing
You aspire without faith to be delivered

Monuments of discontent raised on lost foundations
One for every crooked mile away from your intention
You're a slave, you're a master, it depends who runs faster
You aspire without faith to be delivered

From this race against faces that dimly look familiar
Your relations replaced with strangers, you brace yourself for a shake

And when you go, you go down fighting
And when you rise, you rise quietly

Souvenirs of cold years passed, up for presentation
These pillars, posts and chicken wire entangle your creation
You're saved, you're discarded, but you're never unguarded
You aspire without faith to be delivered

Tour groups in rain boots sit in judgment on your fences
As the water level rises, you get more defensive
You're an artist, you're a bum, it depends where you beg from
You aspire without faith to be delivered

From this race against faces that dimly look familiar
Your relations replaced with strangers, you brace yourself for a shake

And when you go, you go down fighting
And when you rise, you rise quietly

Beaten trails with handrails lead to all the same indifference
This narrow path of disbelief is a threat your existence
We're free, let's face, we can never escape it
It requires a little faith to be delivered from this place

And when you go, you go down fighting
And when you rise, you rise quietly

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from various, released May 9, 2011

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Chris Hickey South Pasadena

Chris Hickey has five solo records, was a member of the bands “Uma” and “Show of Hands”, and has appeared on records by Joe Henry, Michael Penn, Indigo Girls, and more.

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