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Call Off The Investigation

from 1890 (2011 Remix) by Curtis Eller



THe Killers hands were all that the photograph revealed
The evidence gonna take time to bloom
But the image has been doctored and the negatives are scarred
We will never know what happened in that room
Questions like those are hardly worth the raising
It ain't too late to call off the investigation
No it ain't too late to call off the investigation

Well, the officers attendant they were always polite
And happy to refill your mug
"I'm gonna clock out early now that the paperwork's in order"
You'd think that hole was already dug
"A schedule like that's gonna eat up my whole vaction...
I got half a mind to call off the investigation
I got half a mind to call off the investigation"

Well that sound in the basement's just the termites digging in the wood
THe rafters grow thinner and the floor starts too sag
You promised you'd always let me know....
But to night your heart will grow a hood

There's an old steamer trunk in the corner
I know the lock is rusted through 'cause I tried
All the letters that he wrote but never had the guts to send
Some strings will never be tied
Bloody footprints on the floor of the NJ transit station
And an anonymous phone call would've salvaged this whole operation
But he was headed out to Newark with a standby reservation
Yeah he was sleeping on a bus outa town
When they started the investigation


from 1890 (2011 Remix), released October 23, 2000
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Elizabeth Walsh: Electric Bass & Harmony
Adam Budofsky: Drums
Gary Langol: pedal Steel


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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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