Turning Into Two People (Lather, Rinse, Defeat)

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JOE/MAXIMUS ROMAN, REVERTING TO A NATAL, UNDIFFERENTIATED STATE:

I am turning
Into two people
And one of them is righteous
And one of them is evil
One of them makes money
And one does what he wants
And neither one is happy
But they pretend that they are
And the rich one wants coolness
While the poor one wants power
And they're both so jealous
Of each other
Yeah, the rich one wants coolness
While the poor one wants power
And they're both so jealous
Of each other


JOE ROMAN II:

But let's avoid a false equivalence
Maximus, you're still a piece of shit
I am not a perfect guy
But I didn't destroy the entire world
Yeah, I'll admit, I don't mind money or power
But I'm not gonna get them by being an asshole
You can say you earned your way
But you treat people like property
And that's not something that I can stand for
You're a type of social cancer
You do your thing when no one's looking
Destroy the stuff once was good
So you have my pity, but not my fear
I'll see you Max in 30 years
We'll do it again to the same result
And when you lose it'll be your fault
Cuz your idea of independence
Is predicated on oppression
But some day the people you boss around
Will leave you on your own to drown
And you can say that you're self-made
Well, whoop-de-doo--throw a parade!
Have you seen the internet?
Some things that people make are shit
You make money, but you don't make value
Nothing that you do is helpful
You have no creativity
You just make people miserable
Pretend to be happy
Pretend to be smart
Pretend you've got a working heart
But deep down we both know the truth
So let me end with
FUCK YOU!



JOE ROMAN MMXVI:

A new story every generation
Rock & roll through the millennia
Some heroes become what they despised
Pass the torch to the new ones rising

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from Holy Roman, released December 10, 2016

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The Cannonball Story plays ukulele pop. It defines "ukulele" pretty liberally.

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