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The Ransom Note

from 54 Strange Words by The Bipeds



From the album "54 Strange Words" by The Bipeds


The Ranson Note
(Lyrics to be recited backwards)

Confusion on the factory floor
Have mercy, this is not what we planned
No steam in the turbine
And the money's all gone
A ransom note in the shop steward's hand
Strange words, a list of demands
We don't understand

Who brought this plague to my people
Who pulled this family apart
Fear in the humid air
South Carolina
If war comes this is where it will start
We don't recognize the shape of this heart
This mercury heart


from 54 Strange Words, released June 15, 2018
Curtis Eller: fretless banjo, backwards vocals
Stacy Wolfson: backwards vocals


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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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