Dead Man's Coat

from by Badwater Sound



now that night has finally settled down across this never ending town
gather round and hear this sound i'm slinging
i've walked past anger hate and flames past six million unmarked graves
to spin sweat and thread into potatoes meat and gold
settle in this sinking city nothing but my coat to keep mecarrying the words from all the books and oil burned
but they'll be back with tanks and rage when i'm fed and half asleep to burn this city down to dust before my feet get to the street

drag me all the way down can't touch my awful screaming soul
my heart wrapped up in my bones my bones held up in this
dead man's coat

I'm sending out my smoke signals across this taillight vigil glowing
pouring in and out of this neglected ancient city
so they might send me refugees I'll split my wallet split my feed
with deserters homeless killers saints and punks and skins and whores and thieves
or lead me to their water wave their guns until I drink
put a bullet in my head and leave me facedown in the sink
this life ain't like they say at all some people rise some people fall
but if you wait here long enough you'll end up with the latter ones

drag me all the way down until I'm bleeding out in the middle of this grave paved road
my heart bursting out my bones my bones bursting out this
dead man's coat


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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