He had a ten ton monkey on his back and oh, Lord
it was bringing him down.
He had built it up with bricks and stones and broken dreams,
Choking on his existential angst he spit
black rage at the world.
Then he cauterized his wounds with whiskey and tears
He had a lonely artist's lair where he could
use and abuse himself.
He had built it up with life in mind but got lost
on the way.
Slinging out sarcasm he would shoot down
Then he'd sling into a drunken haze and cry tears of shame
from Twelve Easy Pieces,
released September 26, 2004
Anne Schaefer - voice, guitar, violin
Scott White - bass
Kelby MacNayr - drums
Daniel Lapp - trumpet
Joby Baker - bass harmonics
This release draws attention to the incomplete nature of the songwriter’s final recordings, a reminder that polish isn’t necessary to achieve beauty and brilliance. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 5, 2020