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Back
Back when you were little
Did you ever play a game
Called Monkey in the Middle?

Being taunted
By the people who loved you
As they tossed the things you wanted
High above you

A game
It’s suppose to be fun
It’s based on the same things
That make society run

You stand in the middle
While two teams treat you unfairly
You stand a chance to win,
But barely.

The game won’t end
Until you walk away
The only way to win
Is to never play

When it’s over
And everyone is leaving
You might notice
That you broke even

Even
You’ve got to keep it in the middle.
You’ve got to keep it in the center
You got to leave the way you enter.

Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is

Money
People hoard it
You would too
If you could afford it

But you can’t carry
Your weight in treasure
Bury what you don’t need
And live a life of leisure

It’s the same thing
With a good education
What will you do
With the excess information?

Would you rather understand
Or keep thinking
It’s the same thing that keeps a dead man
From blinking

Even
You’ve got to keep it in the middle.
You’ve got to keep it in the center
You got to leave the way you enter.

Even
You’ve got to keep it in the middle.
You’ve got to keep it in the center
You got to leave the way you enter.

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from Small Star Seminar, released April 11, 2015
Words and music written, performed and recorded by Cory McAbee.
Mixed by Karl Derfler at The Shack.
© Copyright Cory McAbee 2015
℗ Published by Cory McAbee BMI

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Cory McAbee Queens, New York

McAbee is best known as writer, director, songwriter, composer for the feature films, The American Astronaut, Stingray Sam and as singer/songwriter for the group The Billy Nayer Show (1989–2011). In 2012 he began the collaborative, Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club. From 2012-2014 McAbee performed CAMC concerts throughout the US, Europe and Australia. In 2015 he created The Small Star Seminar. ... more

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