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I don’t lead no sedentary lifestyle
And I haven’t for quite some time
‘Cause I saw this thing comin’ like a cat through the wild
And I put my bowie knife to the grind

Been sharpening survival skills
Know how to live, know how to kill
I work my body, keep it fit
I’m careful what I put in it
Sure I’ve succumbed a night or two
To homegrown smoke or homemade brew
Won’t let it get the best of me
No, I like my mind and senses keen

I don’t lead no sedentary lifestyle
And I haven’t for quite some time
‘Cause I saw this thing comin’ like a cat through the wild
And I put my bowie knife to the grind

The warning signs were clear to me
It really was quite plain to see
The Earth was done, fed up with us
We far outlived our usefulness
So farewell to the unprepared
Unfortunates who poorly faired
No matter if you’re meek or mean
All bets are off, the slate’s wiped clean

And had anyone believed me asked me what to do
They just might still be here too
I’d say get outta the city find a place that you
Can wait out the worst of what this world will do
You’re better off alone you can’t trust no one
When people get close it’s always best to run
If you travel in packs all it takes is one
Who’s greedy weak or careless then you all are done

And wouldn’t it be nice
If I could heed my own advice but

I don’t need no solitary lifestyle
Been solo for far too long
I can see myself dyin’ all alone in the wild
Guess I’d rather be missed when I’m gone

I’m sick of my own company
Want someone else to talk to me
I long to see a human face
See what’s become of my own race
Without laws or legislature
There’s only desperate human nature
So goodbye safety hello danger
Hello last surviving strangers

I don’t need no solitary lifestyle
Been solo for far too long
I could use a friend with whom to brave the wilds
Share a meal and maybe join in a song

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from THE HUNTRESS & THE GARDENER, released July 10, 2016

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The Sweet Trade San Francisco, California

The Sweet Trade, comprised of frontperson Llano Blue on vocals and ukulele, and producer Sean Malroy on violin and everything else, have been carving out a niche for themselves performing throughout the Bay Area's queer and alternative scenes since 2009. Their two full length albums are brimming with rich arrangements and unusual song structures, literate lyrics and lush instrumentals. ... more

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