Seattle Shoe Charade [AKA They Wanted Me to Go to Rehab and I Said "Okay"]

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locked and loaded in a prius
least mom’s got sirius
we’re going to seattle
what’s the story in seattle:

scores fer me to settle
and demons to battle
maybe sweat out some icicles
spin the wheels on a bicycle

or retreat into the shadows
walk off like mickey mantle
escape through the patio
i dig this song on the radio, turn it up

now and then, gotta know when to pop
twist like you’re twirlin’ a top
rollin’ on the floor like a four-sided die
as long as the beat don't stop

already missin’ encinitas
as we’re passin’ pasadena
took 110 cause the 5 was jammed
like an m-16 in vietnam

now i’m brewin’ like a kettle
push the pedal to the metal
think about the benefits
i’m gonna get some medicine, right?

chalk it all up to ignorance
i still claim my innocence
i probably coulda made amends
i wanna hear that hook again

now and then, gotta know when to pop
twist like you’re twirlin’ a top
rollin’ on the floor like a four-sided die
as long as the beat don't stop

now and again, remember to sing
spin like you're pulling a string
dance around the floor like a rat at a rave
and cha to the shoe charade

i can’t help but have fear
what happens when i leave here
can i chill with my old friends?
can i party on the weekends?

will my daughter forget me?
will my father forgive me?
will i live with my family
and get my 15 on tv?

my thoughts: fees and bills
lightning strikes, survival skills
cocaine and alcohol
loneliness and self control

weed, oxy, adderal
confidence in setting goals
xanax and klonopin
maybe i’ll be born again

get a job working at a grill
guess i could be a student, still
i’m starting to rattle
what the fuck am i doing in seattle?

now and then, gotta know when to pop
twist like you’re twirlin’ a top
rollin’ on the floor like a four-sided die
as long as the beat don't stop

now and again, remember to sing
spin like you're pulling a string
dance around the floor like a rat at a rave
and cha to the shoe charade
and cha to the shoe charade

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from Against the Ground, released April 14, 2017

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