today my gramps passed away
half past six same direction which my cigarette hang
doctor says he slipped and split eleven ribs in his cage
so i ain't fucking ducking stomach pains the feeling is strange
like time wrinkles though benign wrinkles was filling his face
face a spliff and chase with liquor in my live it up ways
muttering that in the gutter's where my sentences will stay
for several full days
i hate the sentiments i never felt until too late


from Quotations From The People's Ensemble, released May 21, 2017
Gumbo Johnson - vocals
Greyson Davison - piano, guitar, voice
David Cuddigan - children's drumset, voice
Chris Carlone - guitar
Matt Merolla - bass
Nick Jancowitz - trashcan and snare drum



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