Balance Paid

by 333

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This is the standalone version of "Balance Paid" from our debut album '333'.


Day broke on the summit
Like it'd done a million days before
And so came the question
Which came first
The climber or the mountain o'er?

Nothing more and nothing less
Why we gotta push so hard?

And so what about it?
When you look at me
What do you see?
I'd be damn sure it's me you're seeing
Not some other mask you paint on me

Nothing more and nothing less
Why you gotta push so hard?

While you're out running echelons
I'll keep laying pylons down
Find another war to wage
But there must be a balance paid

Racing for stop signs
I fantasize about how you're going to meet your end
Gasping on your deathbed
Reaching out for nobody to hold your hand


released March 30, 2017
from 333, track released March 30, 2017
Lyrics by Chris Mathany, Music by 333, Performed by 333
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333 Toronto, Ontario

333 (\ˈthrē\ˈthər-tē\ˈthrē\) is the songwriting duo of Toronto artists Graeme Bulmer and Chris Mathany. Their mandate: Craft an accessible and ambitious mix of rock, electronica, jazz, funk, world and pop music blended with a spiritual and positive message. 333's music doesn't preach, it promotes a positive means of interacting with the world and a spiritual thread that binds us all as people. ... more

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