Illustration for first volume edition of folk songs by Scott Knier
Illustration for first volume edition of folk songs by Scott Knier

Guts on the Wall, No. 3:

Good Enough for You

Don't give me your ring, don't give me that fancy (freshly washed) car
Don't give me your wife that's not what I'm askin' for 
I just wanna feed my baby boy blue
I just wanna feed my woman too
I just want a decent goddamn fair wage before I age
Will you give me that, you?
Is that good enough for you
Give me a hand, and I'll give my life to you
Give me somewhere to stand, and I'll come through for you
You don't have to make no fuss, just use our collective mind
Generations of your thinkers have been and will be on the line
You don't have to make me beg and plead, but I'm still here askin for 
     your rinds
while me myself runs out of time
Lay down your guns and lay down your weapons of hate
Lower your sons that you've taught to deal me a lower fate
Come out of your shells come out of your fake plastic shovel heart
Meet me near the waves, we'll figure out some better way to start
Tear down the house we live, make a new one that includes both me 
     and you
Is that good enough for you?
Denver, 2019
S.C. Knier

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