Dam the Night

from by Badwater Sound



night falls on you and me and yours and mine my darling
we're all out of luck
come crawling out your basement after three days on that wine
get ready for the roll call
to be gagged and cast aside
they'll make a couple bucks a head selling bodies pumping lead
into your mind into your hive into your water supply
get going on your parents' drugs
coffee booze and fucking
or get burning out instead
smoking cigarettes in bed

or take the road or take my hand
settle down or make new plans
everyone you know is going up in flames tonight
you got all the money honey you got all the soul
so leave your demons far behind
ditch your dreams and
dam the night

I'll stick around
there's some heads round here I gotta crack and
I'm still working on that sound
that I heard in empty parking lots
all these sprawling strip malls
soaring over deserts
and huddled up against the mountains
in slums and sordid suburbs
in all these buildings burning down
and every single high school in our country and beyond
if you think that you're too old for this
if that horizon line can get you high
go on honey skip this town
I'm here to find my sound inside the night

dam the river
dam the whole damn lake
flood this city til she breaks
or make a new deal with your demons
go fuck off on your way
to feed your monsters
change your name
dam the river
dam the night
feed the fires
stand and fight
dam the river
dam the night
keep the darkness in our sight


from Dam the Night, released June 6, 2017



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Badwater Sound Chicago, Illinois

Americana Rock n Roll for punks, misfits, givers, takers, leaners, and shakers, for dancing, deliberating, fornicating, and burning things down.

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