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Sweatshop Fire

from Wirewalkers & Assassins by Curtis Eller

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Sweatshop Fire
In the key of Fm

I’m gonna burn….like a sweatshop fire
I’m climbing up into the rafters, I’m gonna clip that angels wire
I’m gonna lock the factory doors an let ‘em sweep the ashes away
If you was holding out for the union to save
I guess you just turned up on a bad day
‘Cause this time I ‘m gonna burn like a sweatshop fire

I’m getting drunk…like Ulysses S. Grant
I’m going down to Antietam with a quart of bourbon in my hand
I’m gonn akick the shit out of Vicksburg, strip the silver from that dime
You better hope that the Confederacy comes to its senses
Before I start drinking ‘cause this time…
I’m gonna get fucked up like Ulysses S. Grant

I’m caving in…like a Pittsburgh mine
Just as black as a Tuesday in 1929
Don’t you know I’m gonna shake it like I’m from Memphis, TN
And when the timbres start to rattle and the walls come down
There ain’t no Tupelo midnight got nothing on me
‘Cause this time I ‘m caving in like a Pittsburgh mine

Just as sure as Jack Ruby’s gonna set things right
There’s always daybreak at the edge of night
And this time I’m gonna burn like a sweatshop fire

INSRUMENTAL BRIDGE

I’m blowing in…the last blizzard of the year
I’m giving up on the church, like I was never even here
This storm’s gonna hi in the springtime, burn out the roots like a frost
I’m gonna leave the county at the mercy of the salt trucks
This heart is as black as any union boss
I’m gonna sink down like a frost I’m gonna burn out the roots

Just as sure as Jack Ruby’s gonna set things right
There’s always daybreak at the edge of night
And this time I’m gonna burn like a sweatshop fire

This time I’m gonna burn like a sweatshop fire
This time I’m gonna burn like a sweatshop fire
Just as sure as Jack Ruby’s gonna set things right
There’s always daybreak at the edge of night
And this time I’m gonna burn like a sweatshop fire

(I’m gonna burn like a sweatshop fire, etc.)

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from Wirewalkers & Assassins, track released April 7, 2008
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Chris Moore: Drums
Gary Langol: Upright Bass
Gerald Menke: Pedal Steel
Liisa Yonker: 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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