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No Karate Chops (Jaws Of Life)

from A Modified Document by NOT ONE LIGHT RED

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(Note: The cover of Jaws Of Life (aka No Karate Chops) by Roger Over & Out (Performed by McKane Davis, recorded by Jamie Woolford), is highly recommended.

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JAWS OF LIFE

I'm caught up in the jaws of life
What can heal can also tear you up inside

Writing down your own anthem
(Write in an anthem)
You don't like the older one
(You don't like the old one)
I would stand at attention
(I would stand at minimum)
For less than minimum
Wage your own forgotten wars
(Waging your own wars)
Trade honor for canker sores
(Trading your honor)
Ghostly pride with matching tours
(Ghostly pride)
You're childish without the joy

I know that I said I would change
I know that I haven't changed
A shoulder to lean on and embrace
I'm barely breathing with
My status day to day

I'm caught off guard
By innocence
I cross my heart
Your influences pull you down
I swear it's not
The fault of mine
Or of the fault of anyone

So tell me what the guilt feels like
Are you swallowed in your jaws of life?
When you strip people down
You'll see how
They don't need their cover

Is it clear and defined (I could tell you)
When fists from a simple conflict rise (I could tell you)
When we turn into monsters (Things to shock you)
We thought were once extinct

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from A Modified Document, released January 1, 2000
Written by David Jensen and Hans Ringger, 1999.

Vocals, guitar - David Jensen
Guitar - Hans Ringger
Guitar - Braden McCall
Bass - Brandon Smith
Drums - Kelly Reed

This version recorded @ Flying Blanket, Mesa, Arizona, early 2002, by Bob Hoag. And found on The Rumor (Get the remixed/remastered version here: shop.sunsetalliance.com/album/the-rumor-2022)

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