Standing In The Bank

from by Los and the Deadlines



No glass windows only steel bars.
1 floor, no stairs, no basement.
Shirts, ties, new customers, old patrons.
Hands with a few notes and coins in a jar.

Standing in the bank.

A lady in a red dress, a man escorted.
Locks with limited fingerprint keys.
A granite desk boss reports what he sees.
Ticking across wall screens, "we've all been extorted".

Standing in the bank

30 minute wait in a chair, greeted with a smile.
How do ya do? What can we do? how much you got?
A small account and some nerves, have to pay the lot.
Wink with a fake frown, just wait there a while.

Good for you, new policies, here's a list.
Don't worry, take the sheet, sign down the bottom.
I've only got 5 bucks will that be a problem?
No, you'll get plenty back, interest.

Standing in the bank


from It Could Be So Much Worse, released June 10, 2017



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Los and the Deadlines London, UK

The seedy underbelly of any major city spawns some of the most depraved and morally reprehensible bastards that even the dregs of civilization look down upon. These cretins walk amongst us, they ask you for money, they serve you drinks, they file your taxes, and in this case; they formed a band. ... more

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