Purgatory School

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  • USB enabled Flashdive with 4 GB storage capacity includes:

    Meal Ticket To Purgatory (LP)
    Superpowerfragilis: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love The Drug (LP)
    Vancouver And All The Reasons Why (EP)
    Songs (EP)
    Heaven On A Branch (LP)

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    artwork by Jess VanSteenburgh

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lyrics

-LYRICS-

Your heart stopped beating so it looks like you died
Now it’s time to go to class and swallow your pride
Cripples and peasants are now your teachers
And most of the janitors used to be preachers

You forgot the golden rule
So now you’re in purgatory school

Man oh man you gotta pass the test
If you want the great eternal recess
Be on your best behavior
Get your ass forgiven by your savior

If you’ve any decency you’ve nothing to fear
Well I guess if you were decent then you wouldn’t be here
Better be sure to pay close attention
Cause you sure as Hell don’t want a suspension

You slept through the parade
So now you better make the grade

All those extra stock shares won’t help
All those phony little prayers
They’re not gonna help

You only get one report card
So be sure to study hard
You’ll suffer a terrible fate
If you don’t graduate

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from Meal Ticket To Purgatory, released June 18, 2007

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