Humanity (Bring Me Down)

from by Shank Godley Butcher

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I got a white angelic skin hiding a black soul underneath
Sunshine in my smile but there’s a storm locked in my cavities
I like to think I stand for good but I keep bad company
I got a feeling I personify humanity

Bring me down
Dethrone me
Disown me

I got a God-given flair for charm and a goddamn knack for grief
I’d change but we all know there’s only two sides to each leaf
And if I’m here to hang and rot, I’m going to poison this whole tree
Damn each twisted branch of your humanity

Bring me down
Dethrone me
Disown me

I’m bound to leave my mark; will it be peace or misery?
Will I choose to love my maker or hang with Mephistopheles?
And with a cold hand on my heart and my fingers crossed behind me
Come judgement day I’ll swear I love humanity

Bring me down
Dethrone me
Disown me


from No One Wins, released March 20, 2014
Shank: Vox, acoustic bass, programming



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Shank Godley Butcher Sydney, Australia

An infamous master of acoustic bass, demigod of dulcet crooning and lyrical leviathan, Shank's twisted tunes have attracted compliments and complaints since 2003. A prolific artist, Butcher has recorded over a 100 tracks and will cap off a decade of disturbing dirge by releasing a compilation of demos on Bandcamp. It promises to be as handsome as the man himself. He may have written his own bio. ... more

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