Mean Red Blues

from by Jonathan Burks

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my thumb is not green or steeped in earth
I keep on turning over leaf after leaf
but can't seem to keep my feet in the dirt
I sew my oats but them winds they blow
leaving nothing but the furrows and the folds

mean, mean red blues
some aches aint got no shape or face to pin too
some pain aint meant to be soothed
lord I got them mean red blues

if debt were satisfaction I wouldn't have me none
I'd be free and clear as a bounced check, as a banker on the run
as it stands I'm sitting here in the black
whole lot of nothing burning holes in my pants

happiness is just a state of mind
but mine can't seem to stay in between those state lines
I stop at every toll and pay my dues
seems like every road is only passing through

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from God Talk, track released October 26, 2011

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Jonathan Burks Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

here's some pro tips:

1) Keep a scream journal. Scream into a camera or microphone at least once a day. Any word or sound will work. "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK" seems to work for me.

2) Dance for 5 minutes daily. Dance on the way to the bathroom or kitchen. Dance as ugly as you can.

3) Make funny faces. Sit in front of a mirror and get strange.
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