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CAIN
Patty Griffin


One of the dead boys, he looked like Opie

he looked like Opie, one of the dead boys

Grandpa gave him a cup of cocoa and

Rubbed his head for luck like he always did

All you need is a coca-cola

That's what it takes to get the job done

A bunch of boys sitting in the van

With a bag of chips and a bloody can


Father do you know your son

Father do you know his name

There were two now there is one

They told me that his name was Cain


Black boys in the dungeons picking out all the red ones

The small are getting smaller

Getting smaller every day

White boys in the dungeons picking out all the green ones

All they found beneath that black knit cap was a bad cliche


Father do you know your son

Father do you know his name

There were two now there is one

They told me that his name was Cain


All of the smart kids live in Asia

Lord have mercy on us, euthanasia

Is there a heaven for the frustrated

The bored to death, the emasculated


Father do you know your son

Father do you know his name

There were two now there is one

They told me that his name was Cain


PATTY GRIFFIN

Patty Griffin (born Patricia Jean Griffin on March 16, 1964, in Old Town, Maine) is an American Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and musician. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style centered around the folk music genre, her songs have been covered by a host of musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, and the Dixie Chicks. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Americana Music Association's "Artist of the Year" award and her album, Children Running Through, won for "Best Album". ... Read More