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Tried and Tested
by Various Artists
Lyrics and Meaning


Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Tried and tested
Tried and tested
Verse 2
By the cries of birds
By the lies I've heard
By my own loose talk
By the way I walk
Verse 3
By the claws of beasts
By the laws of priests
By the glutton's feast
By the word police
Verse 4
By the planet's arc
By the falling dark
By the state of the art
By the beat of my heart
Verse 5
By dark finance
By the marketing dance
By the poverty trance
By the fateful glance
Verse 6
Tried and tested
Tried and tested
Verse 7
By the pressure to rhyme
By the wages of crime
By the drop of a dime
By the ghost of the times
Verse 8
By the spurs of desire
By What does love require
By what I waited for
By what showed up at the door
Verse 9
Tried and tested
Tried and tested
Verse 10
By the nation wide
By the tears I've cried
By the lure of false pride
By the need to take sides
Verse 11
By the weight of choice
By the still small voice
By things I forget
By what I haven't met yet
Verse 12
Tried and tested
Tried and tested
Verse 13
Pierced by beauty's blade and skinned by wind
Begged for more, was given
Begged again
I'm still here
I'm still here
Verse 14
Tried and tested
Tried and tested

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