Debtors' Prison

Album: The Dustbowl Revival (2017)
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  • "If I was a betting man, I wouldn't bet on me," Dustbowl Revival singers Zach Lupetin and Liz Beebe sing on this woebegone track about a destitue couple who fall in love and have twins. Despite their economic doom, they know they will always have their freedom. It's definitely the most emotional song for me and Liz to sing," Lupetin said in a Songfacts interview. "It's kind of a folk song in the style of Springsteen's "The River" which I grew up singing with my dad. A young couple who is sort of falling through the cracks of society - but they're still proud that they aren't giving up and their love endures it all."
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