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Estado d’Alma #31

Me and my friends are like the drums on “Lust for Life” 
We pound it out on floor toms 
Our psalms are sing-along songs 

And this whole town is like this 
Been that way our whole lives 
Just work at the mill until you die 
Work at the mill, and then you die 

We’re gonna build something, this summer 
We’re gonna build something, this summer 
We’ll put it back together- raise up a giant ladder 
With love, and trust, and friends, and hammers (This summer!) 
We’re gonna lean this ladder up against the water tower 
Climb up to the top, and drink and talk (This summer!) 

Me and my friends are like “Double-whiskey-coke-no-ice.” 
We drink along in double time; might drink too much, but we feel fine 
We’re gonna build something, this summer. 
Gonna build something, this summer. 

This summer, grant us all the power to drink on top of water towers, 
With love, and trust, and shows, all summer (Get hammered!) 
Let this be my annual reminder that we can all be something bigger 

I went to your schools, I did my detention 
But the walls are so gray, I couldn’t pay attention 
I heard your gospel- it moved me to tears, 
But I couldn’t find the hate, and I couldn’t find the fear 
I met your Savior, I knelt at his feet, 
And he took my ten bucks, and he went down the street 
I tried to believe all the things that you said, 
But my friends that aren’t dying are already dead. 

Raise a toast to St. Joe Strummer 
I think he might’ve been our only decent teacher 
Getting older makes it harder to remember…we are our only saviors 
We’re gonna build something, this summer .

Constructive Summer, The Hold Steady – Stay Positive 2008

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