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Well you can’t live forever off of TV-dinners and drugs
And someday you’ll find that out when the liquor store screams in your face.

But now your veins are tight from loss
Too many nights of fingers crossed.

You don’t want to live like this anymore
You don’t want to live at all.

Now the whole world’s gotten paved
Your house, your mother’s grocery store, could not be saved.
Now you’re staring at a shopping mall so depraved
And tomorrow they’re going to ask you to vacate,
You couldn’t pay your rent.

You don’t want to live here anymore
You don’t want to live at all.

How much money do you think they make?
Probably enough to pay my rent for a lifetime or two.

Now they’ve got me hooked on prescription pills.
I really think they’re trying to kill.
Pump in the poison so the poor folks don't rise up.

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from Citizen Dance, released August 4, 2016

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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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