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Radiation Poison

from A Poison Melody by Curtis Eller

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lyrics

Radiation Poison

Radiation poison
That's what you get
Moving in your bloodstream
You just don't feel it yet
Panic in New Mexico
Don't you understand?
Plutonium sickness
That's what I am
You wanna stop the bleeding
You got to meet me where I live
Down by the cooling towers
Red hot!
Don't you know I'm...

Radioactive
Truman left me with the keys
Uranium plutonium
gimme that disease
The war is ending early
That's the secret in my bones
Hallelujah Nagasaki
All the boys are coming home
My heart is falling
It ain't so easy to forgive
Drop down, no warning
Red hot! Radioactive!

I'm radioactive...
Talk about a lethal dose
Radioactive...
Better keep on your toes
When you see me coming
Keep your windows closed
Radioactive...
Everybody been exposed

A Pentecostal fever
To evaporate the seas
9,941
Fahrenheit degrees
Burning through the atmosphere
Hotter than the sun
No cure for this affliction
Nowhere you can run
When did annihilation
Start looking so attractive?
Crawling outa the air raid shelter
Dig it up! Radioactive!

I'm radioactive...
Talk about a lethal dose
Radioactive...
Better keep on your toes
When you see me coming
Keep your windows closed
Radioactive...
Everybody been exposed

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from A Poison Melody, released May 30, 2019
Curtis Eller: lead vocals, banjo
Dana Marks: harmony vocals
Stacy Wolfson: harmony vocals
Hugh Crumley: electric bass
Jack Fleishman: drums, percussion
Steve Cowles: tenor saxophone
Danny Grewen: trombone
Danny Abrams: Baritone saxophone

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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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