Red Letter Year

Album: Red Letter Year (2008)
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  • New years eve we dropped mushrooms
    And danced around the house
    Making music with everything that we found
    Incantation replaced resolution
    And we vowed to allow each perfection
    That we could be
    And the goddess sent word
    That this would be a red letter year
    They didn't mention how much shit was gonna change around here

    It's just as well we weren't swollen with unfocused dread
    We had visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads
    Dancing in our heads

    First you go under and then you coming up gives you bends
    And when you break the surface
    And all you see is your friends
    So you grab your purple crayon
    And flush out the picture behind
    And finally the whole world is made of one unbroken line
    One unbroken line

    And when you wake up sick as a dog
    With dull eyes and really bad hair
    Standing under a lit sign with the words on air
    And the water is rising
    It's coming in everywhere
    Just remember you are there
    You're always, always there.

    And representing the white race
    A man with a monkey for a face
    Is flying over in his helicopter
    Whistling dixie and playing dumb

    In a town that might put a gun to your throat
    Or rip the roof right off your place
    There's a mold crawling up the walls
    And falling asleep in your lungs
    And you and I both know how to drink some
    We will always have work in this town
    Besides the police are stationed at the bridge
    And they're preventing passage to higher ground

    So let's pull up some barstools
    And get ourselves a ringside seat
    For one unnerving moment
    They're gonna show the truth on T.V Writer/s: ANI DIFRANCO
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