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One man said to another man, "Who do you suppose is living up stairs?"
The other replied, "I think his name is Bob."
But the first contradicted, "I thought his name was Robert."

Now they're at a standstill. They don't know what to do. Then one has a bright idea now all two have an issue.

And you know what they say? Well, I . . . never told you before. So you couldn't know unless you were very perceptive to it all. It's been said a million times, and they'll say it some more. You know what they say? Well, I might as well tell you now.

"LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT FOR. LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT FOR. NO!"

Oh, two children in a sandbox; One draws a line, tells the other not to cross it. Then the other draws another line that crosses the first . . . as well as a third child.

Now they're at a standstill. They don't know what to do. Then one has a bright idea now all three have an issue.

And you know what they say? Well, I told you before in the last verse. They say it again and again and again and again and again and it repeats like the chorus. And you know what they say? Let's say it some more. Were you paying attention? They say,

"LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT FOR. LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT FOR. NO!"

A whole bunch of politicians and world leaders. They never seem to get along. No! Some want resources while others just want freedom. So if you can't join 'em beat 'em.

Now they're at a standstill. They don't know what to do. Then one has a bright idea now the world has an issue.

And you know what they say. I told you before. They've said it a million times, yet still, they go to war. You think they would have learned by now, but I guess they're all children sayin' their own damn thing, making their own damn buildings. Doing everything they please and it puts you on your knees. So you get back up and fight, for what your country tells you is right.

"LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT FOR. LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR! LET'S GO TO WAR EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT FOR. NO!"

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from The Mono Sessions - I, released May 11, 2017

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Barthollomew Presby and The Ensemble Minneapolis, Minnesota

Barthollomew Presby and The Ensemble are a one man freak-folk band from the blue moon back room. They enjoy, among other things, drawing, telling tales, singing stories, and meeting intriguing people on the street.

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