Whatever Keeps You Honest

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Whatever Keeps You Honest

Religion doesn't work for me
I think it's a crock
Centuries of enemies
use it as their chopping block
It causes war and death and hate
all in the name of love and peace
So I applaud all those of faith
who do good and feel sweet release

Hey,
Whatever keeps you honest

Drinking doesn't float my boat
I just get tipsy
Thankfully it's not for me
or I might owe apologies
It leads to pain and liver damage
in the guise of partying
But some use it to loosen lips
when the tension's hardening

Hey,
Whatever keeps you honest

Life's a moral free-for-all
We pick sides on a hunch
It's a left-right flurry of contradictions
ending with a sucker punch

Chasing wealth just turns me off
It's an endless fight
The more your greed, the more you need
Gluttony's an ugly sight
Trading scruples for more rubles
earns a soul for squandering
Yet it is tragic, plus some magic
if they're caught money laundering

Hey,
Whatever keeps you honest

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from BREAKING MUSE, released July 7, 2017

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