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Firing Squad

from Wirewalkers & Assassins by Curtis Eller

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Firing Squad
In the key of Gm

They say Tokyo’s the new Motor City
They’re digging up Henry Ford
And when the salt mines finally cave in
There ain’t gonna be no Detroit anymore

And the Mississippi don’t lead nowhere
You can forget about New Orleans
This water ain’t fit to put out a fire
I would rather drink a bottle of gasoline

Robert Moses is ripping up the Bronx again
I never seen a scar so deep
Just another blackout for New York City
It’s a town that can’t get to sleep

So I’m turning in my badge tomorrow
I’m gonna get out if I gotta crawl
I’m gonna leave the keys in the ignition
I’m gonna let the engine stall

I’m giving up on the firing squad, I’m giving up on the firing squad
I musta been crazy to take this job
I’m giving up on the fire in squad

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

You can’t shake the shiver out of your money
You can’t get sugar in a time of war
The Pennsylvania coal fire’s burning out
And the world’s turning cool at the core

When the wirewalkers and assassins
Are the only ones who risk a fall
You gotta take it to the wire man
I’m gonna let the engine stall

I’m giving up on the firing squad, I’m giving up on the firing squad
I’m getting out, I swear to god
But I musta been crazy to take this job

I’m giving up on the firing squad, I’m giving up on the firing squad
I musta been crazy to take this job
I’m giving up on the fire in squad

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from Wirewalkers & Assassins, released April 7, 2008
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Chris Moore: Drums & Harmony Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" DeJarnetee: Upright Bass
Rima Fand: Violin

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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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