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Battlefield Amputation

from How to Make It in Hollywood by Curtis Eller

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Battlefield Amputation
In the key of E

Lace up your dancin’ shoes little darlin’
I got bad news for Charles Darwin
Cut me a little slack, prohibition’s back
Listen brother, that ain’t my heart attack
I’m not gonna get pushed around
By that gospel choir with their sweet sound
Just another black heart bleeding in the street
Like the brains, brains they been hiding in the meat

Grant me a stay of this execution
Pull the plug on that electrocution
We need a worried man, someone sing this song
‘Cause I’m not gonna be worried long
Tell me someone gonna help me, please
Everybody’s crazy with the same disease
We just need a little pressure release
Step back hold my jacket and my car keys

Gimmee gimmee Validation
Gimmee Roosevelt’s voice on the radio station
I'm turning my back on this ungrateful nation
Last chance. Salvation. Battlefield amputation

I need something to relieve my pain
J. Edgar Hoover and pink champagne
Going downtown in that party dress
Pennsylvania Avenue, Hell yes
There must be something wrong with my money
Sweet Jesus let me taste that honey
I was born in Detroit in 1968
The city fell apart but I feel great

Spare me this aggravation
Get me back to my congregation
Gimme Rosevelt’s voice on the radio station
Last chance. Salvation…

Gimmee gimmee Validation
Gimmee Roosevelt’s voice on the radio station
I'm turning my back on this ungrateful nation
Last chance. Salvation. Battlefield amputation

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from How to Make It in Hollywood, released January 31, 2014
Curtis Eller: Electric Banjo & Lead Vocal
Louis Landry: Drums, Farfisa
Doug Vuncannon: Electric Upright Bass
Shea D. Broussard: Harmony Vocal, Cowbell
Dana Marks: Harmony Vocal

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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