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

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"Folksy and whimsical, again reminiscent of a top 60s diva, it sounds like Springfield reached her destination where she apparently works as a waitress."

- Ian Hough, Indiecater Records

lyrics

-LYRICS-

Sunlight hits me
Take a drag
And kiss this Monday on the lips
Spend it in a plastic bag
Aw, after all I’ve earned my tips
A party with my memories
I’ll host it like a Scottish queen
Snorting possibilities
Just a short ends to a mean
I’ll hide from you and hope you die
My handkerchief is fucking dry
Kept safe for when I depart
For losing me will break my heart
When you show what will you find
Laughter at your very site
Of all the fears that ail my mind I think I fear your love tonight
Cause your love is harder than knuckles

You won’t reach me
I’m way up
No you won’t reach me
I’m way up

So you’re a temp and I’m a fling
This will be our seventh fall
An accident like everything
Everything that I recall
And recollection flees from me
I think I was how I will be
Lost in sighs of after all
I have no cash to feed my doll
Or is it an actual living baby?

You won’t reach me
I’m way up
No you won’t reach me
I’m way up

I just hope you’re in time for dinner

credits

from Meal Ticket To Purgatory, released June 18, 2007

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The Van Allen Belt Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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