Better or You're Gonna Get Burned

from Two Sides by Kirsten Thien

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lyrics

Well I know time is gonna keep
Rolling on like a runaway train
And I won't try to stop it
I’ll keep on moving while the music's playing
I have learned my lesson the hard way once or twice
So instead of giving it out for free
I take my own advice

But, for the right price
I'll tell you what I've learned
(listen now)
If you don't get better you're gonna get burned

I was walking a path of my own with no direction
I had mastered the art of failure to perfection
Then I passed by a church
People singing, the doors were open wide
So I took a last drink from my bottle
And I stumbled inside

(yeah the)
The preacher looked me straight in the eye
He said "Girl, you better learn
If you don't get better you're gonna get burned"
(Eternal fire)

Well I've watched as these
So-called leaders cling to despotism
Shouting self-serving slogans
Mistaken for truth or wisdom, they say
"Folks shouldn't get something for nothing
They should pay the price!"
So instead of taking my water for free
Just take your own advice
We’ll shout it from the rooftops, the classrooms
The graveyards until you learn
If you don’t get better we ALL get burned
We all get burned

It’s not the big house or little house…oh no
We better learn
We better learn
We better learn
Before we all
All get burned
We gotta come together
Come together
Before we all get burned

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from Two Sides, released August 28, 2020
Better or You're Gonna Get Burned
by Kirsten Thien and Erik Boyd
KirstyMac Music ASCAP / Erik Boyd Music ASCAP

Kirsten Thien: Vocals
Doug MacLeod: Resonator Guitar (Solo), Rhythm Acoustic Guitars
Raul Midón: Rhythm Acoustic Guitars
Erik Boyd: String Bass
Wes Little: Drums

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Kirsten Thien New York, New York

Guitar Player Magazine: “Thien’s supple voice can act out a song’s lyrics with both honesty and cinematic effect…a real treat is Please Drive, where Thien is joined by blues legend Hubert Sumlin on guitar”

Pat St. John, Legendary NY DJ:“The album is flawless. She’s gonna be a BIG, big star!”

Music News Nashville:“This is as close to a perfect album as I have heard in some time. Thien is a star!"
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