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Bankrupt On Selling

This song is by Modest Mouse and appears on the album The Lonesome Crowded West (1997) and on the live album Baron von Bullshit Rides Again (2004).

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Well, all the apostles, they're sitting in swings
Saying, "I'd sell off my savior for a set of new rings
And some sandals with the style of straps that cling best to the era"

So all of the businessers in unlimited hell
Where they buy and they sell
And they sell all their trash to each other
But they're sick of it all and they're bankrupt on selling

And all of the angels, they'd sell off your soul
For a set of new wings and anything gold
They remember the people they loved
Their old friends and I've seen through 'em all
Seen through 'em all, seen through most everything

All the people you knew were the actors
All the people you knew were the actors

Well, I'll go to college and I'll learn some big words
And I'll talk real loud, goddamn right, I'll be heard
And you'll remember the guy who said all those big words
He must've learned in college

And it took a long time till I came clean with myself
I come clean out of love with my lover
I still love her, loved her more when she used to be sober
And I was kinder

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