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Even the Earnest Learn

by Desir Decir

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1.
They occupied the streets that night with fists in the air When the police came there was no way they would leave the square No billy club is gonna knock you down to your knees Can't stop the train that's coming 1960 they sat down in the chair of their choice When the powers came they used their bodies as their voice No billy club is gonna knock you down to your knees Can't stop the train that's coming And how we take for granted All the things that we’ve been handed How this modern world just let's you go Let's you go Tonight I stand with the tools and torches in hand Waiting for the moment when they tell us to disband No billy club is gonna knock you down to your knees Can't stop the train that's coming
2.
Sematary 02:13
Remember Rock n Roll living everyday to get to the show Years roll on the tempo slows still there's something in the bones Went walking through the punk rock graveyard all alone Guitars shoved in the ground like headstones 45's bustled like leaves on the ground Still making sound I believe that we can Shake shake and rattle rattle Unearth the bones Shake shake and rattle rattle Dig up rock n roll And hey I'm just like you, another tale of wasted youth Checked my look in the mirror and I'm starting to look like you, too Went walking through the punk rock graveyard all alone Guitars shoved in the ground like headstones 45's bustled like leaves on the ground Still making sound I believe that we can Shake shake and rattle rattle Where does the time go?
3.
The kids are going crazy in the midsummer’s air Jumping and a yowling with that slicked back hair I took a deep pull held it in my mouth I was flying so high all rockabillied out Said daddy why you looking so enchained? Roy's on the table I think he just called out my name If love is a cloud that holds a lot of rain Then music is the sun that takes away all your pain I said hey, I think you know who I'm talking about I said hey, it's 6 AM you know who I'm talking about They got jobs and the savings game Going to bed to wake up and do exactly the same I took a deep pull held it in my mouth Still flying so high, still rockabillied out Went stumbling through the dead carnival The winter had come all the flaps were unrolled Went into a quiet place to shake off the day Found him inside looking all old and frayed When did they get you in chains? We were so reckless why'd you give up the game? One thing in this world I know to be true Without the courage to be different you're already in the tomb.
4.
Walt 02:55
I declare myself of the modern age One of the many to one day lay in the grave I saw you last night in that supermarket aisle Askin' what price bananas with that Allen Ginsberg Smile Oh, really, how far along? And I no longer fear death as it's part of life You want me again look under your boot soles tonight I saw you last night in that supermarket aisle My Garcia Lorca with that Allen Ginsberg smile Oh, really, how far along? We walked all night talkin' bout the lost America of love The LCDs, the plasma TVs how they illuminated above Asked as you walked on how far we come and which way your beard pointed tonight? As you disappeared under the moonlight you merely laughed and replied none. None. Oh, Walt, can you tell me? How far have we really come?
5.
Met you last night under downtown lights Was tuned up in the morning somewhere in the heights Cars passed by like bulls in the street Somewhere typewriters clack a beat Oh Lady Brett, we haven't met yet But you can call me Jake, or what you're going to anyways I don't believe in dreams rusting through the sheen So I'm gonna step aside and just let you pass by Love means some poor saps gonna come crawling back Yeah we all play the joker in the Queen’s shack Even the wise get sent to school We all learn everybody plays the fool Still I saw you alone in a restaurant just the other day Reading The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway Doesn't take much time for things to change You'll still wonder after the last page And if you're still confused I can offer up a little help You'll wind up with the one you love the best The one you love best is yourself
6.
Aren't all the elders now just bones in the pine? Justice a memory hidden from our minds? Oh which is the word described amongst elite? I'm looking for America in the gutters of the street. Perched atop these city walls the operator controls Black out the light From within the darkest holes a pale phantom tolls Blessings in the night Come to McColiseums to watch the gladiators fight The circus museums the blue tooth angels sight Oh fresh from the shore adventures once a week I'm looking for America in the holy TV screen Now in your home how the virus has spread You cannot find a cure for the things that haunt your head Oh from the birds eye view, mountains to the street I'm looking for America but America is Beat.

credits

released October 23, 2015

Greg Reyes ­ bass, vocals
John Feuerbach ­ vocals, guitar, keys, harmonica
Mitch Cady ­ drums, percussion, vocals
All songs by Désir Decir
Backing vocals by the Jersey City Boys Choir for Men

Recorded and mixed by Mike Moebius at Moonlight Mile Recording in
downtown Jersey City
Produced by Désir Decir and Mike Moebius
Mastered by Doug Van Sloan at Focus Mastering in Omaha, Nebraska
Cover illustration by Matt Kerley (ig: @mattitude)
Photos by Greg Pallante (gregpallante.com)
Layout by TJ Roe (tjroe.com)

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