Moses Sumney - Rank & File

They in soldier mode, they in toy soldier mode right now
They can’t move they hands off they sticks
Cuz they a buncha cowards

Watch them assemble
Looking for trouble
March in formation
March for our nation

Now I don’t care what I’ve been told
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
This police state is much cold
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Cut from crooked cloth and mold
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
This police state is much too old
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Puppets, erect
With batteries set
They charge for a while
And fall right into rank and file
When they forget
That we cut the checks
They get really riled
And fall right into rank and file

They fall right into rank and file
They fall right into rank and file
Fall right into rank and file
They fall right into rank and file

(I’m payin’ you to harass me?)

Now watch how they tremble
Without credential
Orders they follow
Skin deep and hollow
Their governing master
To their hip is plastered
Say protect and serve us
But murder’s not service


Now i don’t care what I’ve been told
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
To kill so quick is animal
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Now i don’t care what they might say
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
It’s gon’ come back around one day
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Puppets, erect
With batteries set
They charge for a while
And fall right into rank and file
When they forget
That we cut the checks
They get really riled
And fall right into rank and file

They fall right into rank and file
They fall right into rank and file
Fall right into rank and file
They fall right into rank and file

Fall right into rank and file
They fall right into rank and file
Fall right into rank and file
They fall right into rank and file

(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
(Hey, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

(That’s too much power)

If we make you nervous
What is your purpose
Worship your trigger
And ignore the figures

You’re tumblin’ into rank and file, and
Crumblin’ into rank and file, and
Stumblin’ into rank and file, and
Mumblin’ into rank and file
You’re humblin’ into rank and file, and
Fumblin’ into rank and file
You’re tremblin’ into rank and file
And fall right into rank and file

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