• Artist: Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters
  • Title: Monster's Ball
  • Genre: Country - Bluegrass, Folk
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Strings
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 4/3/2013
  • Lyric themes: Rebellious, Classism, Struggle Hardship, Music/Art, Optimism, Courage
  • Lyrics: My name is not important nowI lie in the field of dreamsMy story it’s been told beforeBut through the telling I am freedIt was cruel fate that brought us hereThough we worked to make this land our ownWe couldn’t break the chains that crown and povertyLaid on poor men far from homeIt’s a short life and a merry one boysBut in truth no life at allIf you’re trying to earn a shilling scratching for a livingPlaying fiddle at the Monster’s BallWell I took to the road in a traveling bandWe were proud but desperate menAnd we knew that we would do what we must doTo see our children fedYeah you do what you must just to get you throughAnd your bond you will not breakI’d rather dance with the devil on the gallows poleThan eat the crumbs from a rich man’s cakeIt’s a short life etc.I’ve haunted these streets for many long years And it’s clear that little has changedThe bulls and the bears still take the lion’s shareWhile the poor man works the veinNow history can measure a manBut it can’t undo what’s doneAnd in the final count I’ll take my chance When the judgement day has comeIt’s a short life etc.
  • Keywords: simple, acoustic, americana, Organic

About Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters

Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters

Leichhardt, New South Wales Australia

Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters

“A literate songwriter, in the tradition of Texas troubadours Joe Ely, James McMurtry & Robert Earl Keen, whose vignettes come alive with recognisable characters & familiar backdrops, Mark has pulled out all stops here to produce his strongest and most accessible album yet".
- Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine


mark lucas & the dead setters

In 2011 with half a dozen albums under his belt & a new studio album with long-time collaborators, the Dead Setters, hitting ...

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