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This is a political track about the discrepancy of wealth distribution in the global economy. Parts of the song were inspired by the imagery of Haruki Murakami's novel "The Wind Up Bird Chronicle".

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Never thought I'd see the day you'd pander to a room
An open letter signed by women of fortune and men who had nothing invested in you
I've seen the lives of generations pander to their will
Now I feel it's just a matter of time before the sharpest divide collapses in on itself

Who knows how long, angel
You're inside yourself just like a matryoshka doll
Let them know your face freely
And remove the mask that you wear cause they told you to

In a tunnel of total darkness I began to sleep
I found myself inside a room full of people, though nothing's familiar, they knew it was me
And when I woke, I felt the dream it lurked behind my back
Our privacy is just a region where strangers with badges and power feel is free to attack

Who knows how long, angel
You're inside your shell just like a matryoshka doll
Let them know your face freely
And remove the mask that you wear cause they told you to

Collapse, Collapse in rain
Collapse, Collapse in rain

Who knows how long, angel
You're inside your shell just like a matryoshka doll
Let them know your face freely
And remove the mask that you wear cause they told you to

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from Why We All Drink Wine, released February 27, 2016
Lyrics by Caleb Cole
Music by The Red Cliff

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The Red Cliff Taipei, Taiwan

The Red Cliff is a folk/rock Anglo-American trio currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. Singers/songwriters/guitarists Mark Darvill and Caleb Cole met in the cruel harsh winter of 2009, and in 2014 recruited the drumming services of Moshe Foster. The result is an at times melodic, at times frenetic blend of folk and rock. ... more

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