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Car Song is a working title.

This version is FOR REFERENCE ONLY. It is a demo.

Vocals were scrappily recorded in my van last month sitting in front of the Salvation Army on Hollywood Blvd. using some shitty $30 mic I bought on Amazon.
The vocal is a scratch vocal done merely for reference.
I had no intention of releasing this.

The music was recorded at Flying Blanket Recording in Mesa, Arizona during "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" sessions.
Bob Hoag recorded and played the drums. I played everything else.

The structure of the music is a bit different now since the lyrics have been completed so the song structure will change slightly.

This vocal is a rough comp. unedited / unmixed with flaws and all.
It's the end of the world as we know it so why the hell not?

But beyond that I think it's a killer song and there's a lot more like it where that came from.
Now kindly quit asking me when it will be released. Ha. I have no idea.

But yes. I probably have a hundred or so songs.
Just gotta focus on the best 20 or so and finish em.
I WILL do that and I will release them when they are finished and when the time finally feels right to me.

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Now you rest amongst the rust of these roadside monuments.
In all their former glories
The drive in nights that came and went.
You fought on hard through rain beaten nights
Out past the shadows of state lines
Now this victory dance, it belongs to you and I.

Ashtray serenade on these Indian summer nights.
Out past the cold dark desert towns
Under the neon veiled starlight.
We crossed the Mason-Dixon
Sang with pastures gold and green
Now darlin’ won’t you come on home to me.

I was born in the blizzard of 1977
A southpaw heart with eyes that burned California.
Lay me down under the night
Under a veil of the pale starlight
These Midwest kids got nothin' on California.

The winter sky is weeping
The factories lie in their graves
Like Cold War artifacts
Marching in some ghost parade
We watched these streets of fire fall and crumble into the sea
Now darlin' won’t you come on home to me

I was born in the blizzard of 1977
A car crash heart with eyes that burned California.
Lay me down under the night
Under a veil of the pale starlight
These Midwest girls got nothin on California.

After all the tears I cried for you
All the times I tried to let you go
Lay me down beneath the night
Under the sadness of this life
Darlin take me home, won’t you take me home?

Now you rest amongst the rust of these roadside monuments.
In all your former sadness
The neon nights that came and went.
You fought on hard through rain beaten nights
Out past the shadows of state lines
Now this victory dance, it belongs to you and I.

I was born in the blizzard of 1977
A Southpaw heart with eyes that burned California.
Lay me down under the night
Under a veil of the pale starlight
These Midwest kids got nothin on California.

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Honest rock n' roll, played loud, recorded to analog tape.

Founded in 1996.
Nearly twenty- five years later still going strong, traveling the world doing what we love.

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