Bottle Rocket

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If the morning brings me death
Like it's been known to do
Please don't make a scene
Just see that my grave's kept clean.

I'll be the type of ghost
That'll love you until you die;
Until you've turned as blue
As the light polluted sky.

You know I could wait all night
I've already waited my whole life.

So spread out your blankets
Set up your lawn chairs
Empty out your pockets
'Cause you, you are a bottle rocket, oh no.
You, you are a bottle rocket.


from Citizen Dance, released August 4, 2016
Abram McCluer - drums
Aidan Pope - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
Brendan Seyka - bass, lap steel

Recorded by The American Automobile and overnoble in a house on M-21.
Written by Aidan Pope
Mixed and Mastered by Brant Boettger and Brendan Seyka


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The American Automobile Detroit, Michigan

The American Automobile came out of small town isolation. Quiet depression and substance abuse and long drives and light pollution. Truck stops and Laundromats and grocery stores and gas stations. Squatting in abandoned grocery store. Came out of long talks on back porches and basement jam sessions. Learning from friends, breaking up, healing. ... more

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