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Album: City and Eastern Songs (2005)
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Songfacts®:

  • Jeffrey Lewis explained to About.com that this song expresses his "dismay at certain aspects of a life in music." He added: "It wasn't that I was complaining, but that I'd found myself making a living from my music, surviving by these songs, and it was a weird position for me. I was wondering whether that was the right thing to do with my life, and whether that life was, in and of itself, satisfactory. And there're things I still question. I do believe that what I'm doing has worth, has value, but I'm not on some big quest to have my voice heard by millions."
  • City and Eastern Songs was the first occasion when Jeffrey Lewis' brother Jack was given equal billing on an album.

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