Raise the Rent

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I left my home in el Dorado
To look for work in Avalon
The trail went cold west of Ohio
A borrowed myth a siren's song

On the south side of sorrow
Another place I've never been
This town's been rusted shut and hollowed
Buy out the work and raise the rent

Buy out the work and raise the rent
Here's to our health and our demise
It's hard to sing the blues when you're seeing red
It's even worse to never try

Railroad tracks across the midwest
Spider web throughout the plains
We all come from the wrong side of them
Dust and blood burn in our veins

So bury your last silver dollar
And grab the hatchet while you wait
We're turning wine back into water
Because this ain't no time to celebrate

This ain't no time to celebrate
Here's to our health and our demise
It's hard to sing the blues when you're seeing straight
It's even worse to never try

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from Raise the Rent, released December 1, 2015

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Calloused, road-worn folk songs for all colors of collars.

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