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Need advice on title: confidence man? the grifter? suggestions welcome.

italics are the chorus. its a song structured around chords & not a poem so excuse the abruptness of it.
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how can i assuage
the crimes i must commit in this day & age?

ill cave (my) conscience in
promotin paltry products ain't no sin

ill firm-shake the hand, dead-lock the eye
send warm regards to their wives

oh dont
ever let em see you low
gloom aint gonna bring bread home

and by the time
they've stomached all your lies
the shows left town
so just sugar coat and gently coax
the fiction down


if all the worlds a stage
then whats the harm in acting for a wage?

ill get my shoe in
flashin my lynchpin willy loman grin

inflate their heads with airy guile
confidently & with a smile

oh dont
ever let em see you low
gloom aint gonna bring bread home

and by the time
they've stomached all your lies
the shows left town
so just sugar coat and gently coax
the fiction down


-refrain-
its not swindling
i got mouths to feed