Heir to Nothing

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Right about now we're gonna take you from the Haus of Sauvage to the Church of Sauvage and we need every head to bow and every tongue to confess. Cuz see children, we've got a message for some of y'all out there. It seems like all across this city, and cities just like it, there are a lot of changes that are happening. Changes that we don't always understand, changes that we don't always feel too good about. It's like whenever we walk up & down the street of DC we barely recognize things anymore. Everywhere we go, it's food truck after food truck, yoga studio after yoga studio, condo after condo with exposed brick this, and reclaimed wood that. It's small plates here, and artisinal farm-to-table lacovore cuisine there. But see children - your small plates will not protect you. Your condo will not protect you. Your yoga studio will not protect you. Y'all don't hear me though. Now here's the thing - it's not that we don't like yoga, it's not that we don't like development, but we got a problem with development that doesn't benefit everybody who was already there. We got a problem with change that we can't afford, church we got a problem with urban pioneers who wanna just traipse into this city and start taking over just cuz they got a fat wallet. Children - we were not born with silver spoons in our mouths, we don't have a rich mommy & daddy to pay our way. We are not the heirs to great fame & fortune, we are the heir to nothing, and we may not have a whole lot, but we've got all the children of the Haus of Sauvage. We may be the heir to nothing, and we may not have a whole lot, but we are haves not have-nots.

Oh no, you don't know me
Because we've never met
But the word around town
Is that you are truly blessed
We all know that Jesus Saves
But your daddy put that shit in an IRA
Now you've got a big trust fund
And you know what that means?
Means you think you're someone!

But I'm the heir to nothing
I may not have a lot
Oh I'm the heir to nothing
But I'm a have not a have-not
Oh I was born with nothing
But we’ve been born again
Still ain't got no silver spoon
But we've got the children

You think that it's your right
You think it's heaven sent
And it's by the grace of god
That you're in the one percent
We all know that Jesus Saves
But your daddy put that shit in an IRA
But my oh my it's more divine
Right down here in the other 99

Ain't got no money & fame
Ain't got no rich daddy's name
I don't have a trust fund, oh no I don't
Barely got enough to even stay afloat

Praise to Jesus and Thanks to God
That I'm in the Haus of Sauvage!

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from Heirs to Nothing, released February 10, 2017

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Coup Sauvage & the Snips Washington, D.C.

Coup Sauvage & the Snips aren't trying to make you dance (honestly they didn't even see you there), but you won't be able to help it. Inspired by 60’s Motown, 70’s European variety shows, 80’s Solid Gold dancers, and 90’s warehouse parties, CS & TS recall an era when artists gave you a true performance. A soundtrack for the children to watch the first-world burn. Ready? Doesn't matter. ... more

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