The new and the old and the old and the new,
Rolling through time, like a worn out shoe.
Mother tell me how we came to be this way?
With a chip on our shoulder and a heavy price to pay.
The snake and the girl and the girl and the snake,
It’s a little for a lot, when they give but mostly take.
Sister tell me how we came to be this way?
With our mouths sewn shut at the end of every day.
The priest and the boy and the boy and the priest,
Don’t always meet at the celebration feast.
Father tell me how we came to be this way?
When you’re dressed for success but aint allowed to be gay.
The black and the white and the white and the black,
Tumbling through time from the castle to the shack.
Brother tell me how we came to be this way?
Emancipate our minds and the shackles go away.
from Cheap Thrill,
track released July 1, 2016
Music & Lyrics by Hank & Cupcakes
Produced by Van Goose
Recorded and Mixed by Ariel Scherbacovsky at The Booty Factory (Atlanta, GA)
Mastered at Engine Room Audio by Mark B. Christensen (NYC)
Album Art by Claudio Limon (Jalisco, Mexico)
Photography by Anna Haas (Nashville, TN)