Cheap Motel Blues

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I’ve got these cheap motel blues
Better than a hospital room.
I lived in the bottle
Straight out of an American novel.

I’ve been a slave almost my whole life
To the things I think and the goods that I buy.
But nothing has held me down
Quite like this failed industrial town.

It’s not like I’m waiting around
But I’m not doing much else.
Everything is a moving part
You are just a beating heart for a while.

Everything is a moving part
You are just a beating heart for a while.

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from Citizen Dance, released August 4, 2016

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The American Automobile Detroit, Michigan

The American Automobile came out of small town isolation. Quiet depression and substance abuse and long drives and light pollution. Truck stops and Laundromats and grocery stores and gas stations. Squatting in abandoned grocery store. Came out of long talks on back porches and basement jam sessions. Learning from friends, breaking up, healing. ... more

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