The Things That People Make, Part 3

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The conclusion of the trilogy, this is an alternate version of the song that appears on our 2009 split with Construction & Destruction.

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The coolest place to record a recording
Is Burnaby BC
It’s not too crowded in the studio
Just Darcy, Jordy and me

The bus ride down from Whitehorse
Was as long as a mayfly’s life
And an old man with a stutter
Told me the best joke of all time

He said “What is yellow and red and orange
And looks good as a hippie’s attire
And I said I give up and he gave me a wink
And said ‘f-f-f-f-fire’

And I laughed, and then I sang

This charmed life is charming
beyond measure
The work feels a lot like pleasure
And there’s a season for leisure and there’s a season for leisure
In this charmed life I love all of the things
That people make
I love the tricks and games and the millions of names
The wrong answers and the right mistakes

And as the cyclists cycle by
With their pant legs tucked in tight
I wonder what kind of white wine
They’ll be drinking at home tonight

The spring will bring the flowers
To the feet of the city trees
And the honey bees will buzz subtly
like the ‘b’ in subtlety

And the rabbis and the ministers
Will play rock paper scissors in the park
To decide once and for all whether unicorns
Were left behind by Noah’s Ark

And the bears in the woods and the cougars in the bars and the leeches and the sharks in the cars

Will say

This charmed life is charming
beyond measure
The work feels a lot like pleasure
And there’s a season for leisure and there’s a season for leisure
In this charmed life I love all of the things
That people make
I love their tricks and their games and their millions of names
The wrong answers and the right mistakes

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from This Charmed Life, released March 1, 2010

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The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and consists of him plus Ariel Sharratt (clarinet), Nick Ferrio (bass), and Darren Browne (guitar).

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