Thieves of Crown Jewels

by All Those Who Wander

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I picked up my bags and I walked to the curb and said I’m really leaving this time
I’ll love you as humans but I want no part in the problem you’re trying to hide

We killed Dr. King and imprisoned his people and everyone that you don’t like
We’ve taken their votes but now I’m casting mine; I won’t stand for deception and lies

Every damn day I hear more of the same from this ignorant comfortable town:
“Protecting this system means killing some bandits and it only just happens they’re brown"

"It’s not that we’re racist, we just want what’s best for the people that we hang around
We elected some horrible bullies; we were in for a penny now we’re in for a pound”

Justice means nothing if it’s only fair for a few
If we break it for some then it’s broken for me and you too
There aren’t any winners when we pick the ones who will lose
We won’t put a crown on a head, we’re just thieves of crown jewels
Thieves of crown jewels

Recession was hard but now I’m convinced that it’s finally turning around
Down at the border the worth of a life is sure starting to work it’s way down

God might see souls as the same in their value but that’s not what I’ve ever found
We’re killing real people for putting their feet on the wrong part of the ground


Guthrie had sung about Los Gatos Canyon and all the atrocities then
But we still commit war crimes and act so surprised when we hear about them from our friends

Well a life is a life and if you’re not trying to save them you’re causing their end
We can’t live with ourselves in this cycle for long it’s not if the guilt kills us but when



released July 23, 2020
Music and lyrics were written and recorded by Nick Booker
Lead vocals, guitar, banjo, and flute by Nick Booker
Drum set and backup vocals by Ashtyn Rossman




All Those Who Wander Fort Morgan, Colorado

All Those Who Wander is an indie folk music project by Colorado songwriter Nick Booker.

From fast Bluegrass picking to old world Celtic ballads and original songs that are the product of both, All Those Who Wander makes music that is both a realization and a revival of the folk tradition.
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