Baby Boomer Backstroke

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    Meal Ticket To Purgatory (LP)
    Superpowerfragilis: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love The Drug (LP)
    Vancouver And All The Reasons Why (EP)
    Songs (EP)
    Heaven On A Branch (LP)

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lyrics

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Mommy and Dad what has happened to you?
Show me the pictures of you getting fire hosed again
Changing the word and bringing in the new
I thought it was sweet the way you took to the street back then

Now your heads are filled with apathy
I guess that’s how it’s always gonna be

Cause you got made and you got paid
The devil’s deal, you got real
To me it seems really beat
That you sold your dreams on Wall Street

You talked of the mockery of our democracy
Someday you’d be older and then you would control it
We all heard the news about John , Martin, and Bobby
They got to you but they didn’t need a bullet

Now you don’t seem to have the slightest clue
You really think the TV news is true

So you took a nap
The charade is up
They fed you crap and you ate it up
To me it seems really beat that you sold your dreams on Wall Street

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from Meal Ticket To Purgatory, released June 18, 2007

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The Van Allen Belt is impossible to categorize, luscious to listen to. This isn't your typical trippy, psychedelic music ― this is unique.

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