/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Matte finish digipak case with original artwork by Adam Mazur.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Battle of Bunker Hill via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $12 USD or more 

     

lyrics

Competition

"Just be," we teach,
Let the waters flow
Taking to heart sage advice
From our elders as we go

Like in the meanwhile
Just smile, success will come in time,
Anyone who's seen the mountaintop
Has made an uphill climb

And as we climb there
Who cares which men lie in the dust?
Written in stone throughout history
Is "victory or bust"

So cut some throats, son,
Have fun! Be back for lunch at noon.
Plunder the streets of America
And wealth will find you soon

But it ain’t that way
So it’s not a competition
No it’s not a competition
If it don’t have to be
And I will light your way
If you show me what I’m missing
And I’ll show you something missing
If you light it for me

Hold fast! Our past
Has brought us safe this far
Bending our means justifiably
Ends the way we are

The human asset has yet
To maximize its gains;
Boosting our output to overdrive
Is worth our growing pains

From coast to quicksand
This land is made for me me me:
Honor hard work not with benefit
But skills exposed for free

Upon our last breath
Grey Death will claim all but our worth
Better entombed under treasure troves
Than join the living Earth

But it ain’t that way
So it’s not a competition
No it’s not a competition
If it don’t have to be
And I will light your way
If you show me what I’m missing
And I’ll show you something missing
If you light it for me

Brothers and sisters, ditch your teams
Stand with the queers and in-betweens
And in the highest halls of dreams
We’re kings and queens, it seems,
Together

credits

from The Battle of Bunker Hill, released April 11, 2015

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Phil Berman Cambridge, Massachusetts

Somerville singer/songwriter/guitarist/harper/theatremaker/puppeteer/alwayslookingforanotherslash

contact / help

Contact Phil Berman

Streaming and
Download help