Getting and Spending

from by Samuel de Silentio

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I rose up at the dawn of day
Get thee away get thee away
Pray'st thou for Riches? Away away
This is the Throne of Mammon grey

Said I this sure is very odd
I took it to be the Throne of God
For everything besides I need
It is only for riches that I can bleed

I have Mental Joy and Mental Health
I have Mental Friends and Mental wealth
I’ve a girl I love and that loves me
I’ve all but Riches bodily

In the presence of Spirit night and day
It never turns its face away
This Spirit by my side does stand
And it holds my money bag in its hand

Getting and spending we lay waste all of our powers
Getting and spending we lay waste all of our powers


from Tunes for Transition, released June 3, 2016
Music written, performed and produced by Samuel de Silentio.

Lyrics are an adaptation of a poem by William Blake called "I rose up at the dawn of day".

Mixed by Gav Henderson.

Mastered by Rohan Laurence.



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