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I -- knew your father well
he was a life long
a lifetime criminal.

we -- we met way back when
when we were just boys
when we were just noise to them.

from -- our rented room
we'd plot and we'd plan.
we came to understand real soon,

the need -- to cleanse this town
of every soiled sheet
of every spoiled street around.

hold your hands up
where i can see them.
hold your hands up
toward the ceiling. (repeat)
because the mistakes of the past
are the ones that last.

there -- were weeks of heavy rain
as the river rose
it spilled out on the empty plains.

that's when we intervened
split the levee wide
brought the flood to the city.

we watched -- with every inch of eye
as the land began
to mirror the face of a perfect sky.

hold your hands up
where i can see them.
hold your hands up
toward the ceiling. (repeat)
because the mistakes of the past
are the ones that last.

some -- one's knocking loudly
guns drawn
no introductions necessary.

they -- stormed our room
and made the demands
to see our hands or they'd shoot.

walking for the door
gonna see if you really mean it.
when you say you're not afraid
to spread my brains across the ceiling.

officer there's no stopping
what's lurking in the weeds this season.
there's so much evil unborn in this world
for no rhyme or reason.

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from Hush Hush, released March 2, 2013

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Kentucky Knife Fight St Louis, Missouri

Kentucky Knife Fight's music evokes images of smoky bars where wood paneling lines the walls, worlds covered in shadow and stained with liquor. The St. Louis five piece punk-blues wrecking crew create songs about desperate people doing desperate things in places they shouldn’t be. If there is a jukebox at the end of the universe you will find Kentucky Knife Fight between The Stooges and Tom Waits. ... more

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