Unfortunate Son & Daughter Ornaments

by Tim Stiles

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[Verse One]
Come meet the orderlies
Obligated to an ordinance
Of rounding jagged corners
For our family's sake

When things fall out of order and
Patching wounds is in order
We’re ordered to Band-Aid
A scuffed knee or bloody face

Repair is important and
There’s nothing more rewarding than
Reordering the sad gaze
On a child’s face

But there’s so much more to this
From breadwinning cabinets
To breaking bread games
While our fists remain quarter-less

A penny saved’s a penny's earned
In plenty of ways, but not when returned
By swallowing copper until
Subordinate bellies ache

We remedy disorder
While kept within our corner
Never sipping wine
Just gripping the vines, and crushing grapes

This mess of obligation
Soon causes arbitration
Such expectations
Are distorted, at best

We are man, myth
Unfortunate Son Ornaments
Who hang our crowns, florissant
Until laid to rest

[Chorus One]
We don’t tear,
We don’t feel feelings…

We don’t care,
‘Cause we’re not human beings…

We don’t share,
We don’t need feelings…

We don’t share,
‘Cause we’re not human beings

We don’t care...

[Verse Two]
They are the orderlies
Obligated to an ordinance
Of reading quarterlies
While placing makeup on their face

When things fall out of order
Consulting *us* is their order,
Ensuring beds are made before
Serving up dinner plates...

Sure, they are gorgeous,
And bearing children’s important
But it’s blown all out of proportion
Once the media’s engaged

There’s so much more to them
Their true image is distorted when
Saying their intelligence
It a quarter of men’s

This petty game plays Penny’s worth
What Penny claims is never returned,
Swallowing copper
As her pregnant belly aches

She drowns in this disorder
Just stays within her corner,
Sipping wine...
This design’s a crying shame

Excessive consternation
Soon causes loss of weight and
Such expectations
Keep her cornered, at best

She is woman, a saint, an
Unfortunate Daughter Ornament
Whose name’s to remain honored
With the utmost respect...

[Chorus Two]
They do tear,
They have real feelings...

They do care,
Cause they’re human beings...

They will share,
When they feel feelings

But we don’t care,
‘Cause we’re not human beings

We should share...
We should share...
We should share...

credits

released August 7, 2019
Written by Tim Stiles
Produced by Mack Formway
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jay Battle @ The Battlefield, Seattle WA

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Tim Stiles Seattle, Washington

Tim Stiles is an independent hip-hop artist residing in Seattle, WA--best known as the lead vocalist/rapper of the satirical hip hop band, Passion Party. Tim is no one trick pony. He’s a clever, crafty wordsmith in his own right with an ability to adapt to just about any concept or genre. ... more

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