Screaming, Detachment

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I don’t know what’s behind the wine
We’re passing out to pass the time
And I can’t remember what your laughter sounds like.
We’ve been known to do the Citizen Dance,
Stuffing pills down our pants to get high
Not any more.

Well I don’t need to know
Just where you were last night
You were already there.

The black breath on my bed
Of a good friend of mine
And the thought that he could’ve died.
His shoulder pressed to mine
On the wooden chest
His cough’s been suppressed
Passed out in Ella’s hospital bed

Of all the beds that I could die in,
None is more empty than mine,
Just blame it on my softened mind.

The walls are all magnets,
I keep falling into them at night.
My veins are tight.
I’ve been dancing with the white lady
And you know she’s gonna step on my toes.

Well nothing hurts anymore
It’s all become commonplace
Isn’t that how it should be?

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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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