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Put that Whiskey down. They say there’s war.
Our men are overseas. Now, hear the tractor’s roaring.
They say our grains can’t go to drink anymore.
Lacquer, paint, and varnish. Fingernail polish.
They took Holt’s tractor, put a 60-pounder on it.
They took away our way of life and brought the factory floor.

Does it take a bad, bad thing to push a good thing forward,
or do we find a fool searching for a moral?

Sure it ain’t the same, the way it melts your brain,
the way it drowns the pain of this life we’re living,
but the beer don’t cut the same. It don’t cut the same.
We’ve got women voters… the Park Place Baptist Church.
The Feds have forced a pivot, and Lucy Tyng we curse.
So, we tunnel down Main. We smuggle whiskey drink.

Does it take a bad, bad thing to push a good thing forward?
A people got to pay the rent, got to sink or float.
Does it take a bad, bad thing? Earn a lump of coal?
Or, do we find a fool searching for a moral?

Does it take a bad, bad thing to push a good thing forward?
A people got to pay the rent, got to sink or float.
Does it take a bad, bad thing? Earn a lump of coal?
Or, do we find a fool searching for a moral?

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from Among Thieves, released June 5, 2020

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Jared Grabb Peoria, Illinois

Jared Grabb's earnest brand of indie/Americana creates low-key anthems for all working class dreamers.

Based out of Peoria, Illinois.

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