The Final Blow

from by David Guilbault

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"The ring of moneyed men know how to rig the rules,
know how to fix the fight and cheat the world."


"THE FINAL BLOW" by David Guilbault

She took him by surprise.
That’s her claim to fame.
Before he realized,
He’d lost the game.

She knocked him down and out,
Pummeled to the ground.
It was a bloody bout,
Round to round.

He never saw what laid him low.
He never saw the final blow.

The ring of moneyed men,
Know how to rig the rules,
Know how to fix the fight
And cheat the world.

They face the working men
With motives mean and cruel,
With weapons meant to kill
And crush and rule.

Workers left to starve.
Lands all stripped of gold.
No one’s watching hard
To see what’s so.

Peace, down for the count,
Wounded from the blows,
Crippled by the boxers
Hitting low.

Justice must be won,
Defended ev’ry day.
When all’s said and done
It’s the only way.

Keep your eyes on guard.
Keep your fists held high.
Or the final blow
Will take your life.

"The Final Blow" © 2014 David Guilbault


from OPEN: Parlor Roots, released June 6, 2017

Released by True as Blue Music & DistroKid
ISRC: QMPKX1748661

David Guilbault: Vocal, parlor guitar
Jeremy Serwer: Resonator guitar

Words & Music by David Guilbault (BMI)
"The Final Blow" © 2014 David Guilbault

Recorded & Mixed by Jeremy Serwer at Etruria Studios

Mastered by Blake Bickel at Dynamic Sound Service

Photos: David Guilbault
Portrait: Kate Vrjimoet

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Seattle singer-songwriter David Guilbault writes, records & performs honest-to-goodness soulful music of love, life and loss - heartfelt songs that live in the truth.

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