My Sense of Sin

from Perfection At It's Best by Illiteratty



My sense of sin has done me in
My life of crime hurts me all the time
I yell at other drivers and I curse myself
I eat way more sugar than is good for my health
I put library books back on the wrong shelf
I'm a nickel plated jerk
I'm a regular piece of work
That's how I'm built
Manifest in guilt

My sense of sin has done me in
And it gets much worse in the second verse
I was rude to a waitress the other day
When she came to take my dishes away
I said "What's the matter honey, do you think i won't pay?"
She responded with a frown
So I bolted my coffee down
I left no tip
What a selfish drip

I dream of redemption or of grace
Some days I can even clean my place
But the misery of life is written deep on my face
And every day (every day)
I'm as grey (I'm as grey)
As a rat in some race

Oh tell me please the cause of my disease
Who deserves the thanks for my pain and angst
I can never relax and look up to the sky
I struggle to be just a regular guy
I'd like to lie in the sun and watch the world go by
With the good earth under my head
But I'm under the earth instead
Buried within
My sense of sin


from Perfection At It's Best, released July 27, 2019


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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

We play metafolk… meaning, original swing, European cabaret, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, with sharp lyrics and up to five-part vocals.

Our instrumentation is for three to six musicians, and our full complement includes guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, upright bass and small percussion. Our music is funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied.
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