Part Time Drunk

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The sand is cocaine
And the Great Lakes are rum.
I don’t know where we stand
But kid you better run.
You’ve got no money,
You’ve got no friends,
This old town will be the end of you.

Part-time drunk
And full time forgotten,
Get a job with your time allotted
Swallowed whole by the factories
Swallowed whole by the industry.

Toss your shoulders over the bridge
And breathe the factory smoke,
Because you are liar
With a light head and hard hands
Gotta go in today
So cancel all your no-man-plans.


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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