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Union Hall

from A Poison Melody by Curtis Eller

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lyrics

Union Hall

I got a true heart and I can prove it
Meet me down on 12th street tonight
I'm gonna stand my ground while this place burns down
Officer, you wanna start a fight?
I'm the type of girl that holds a grudge
My heart don't bend, my heart don't budge
I'm gonna trade my Buick for a Pontiac
Faithful to Detroit 'til Jimmy Hoffa comes back

I'm gonna call the police on my neighbors
I'm gonna take my pistol downtown
The Constitution said I can shoot what I want
Everybody get down, get down
That's the governor's voice on the radio
That transistor radio from Tokyo
Tell me mama did you love me at all?
There's a riot breaking out down at the Union hall

I love the USA
I love the USA
I love the USA
Don't you love it?
Don't you feel okay?

Go on and sing hallelujah
Jump up and clap your hands
You better stay cool in this neighborhood
You better not fuck with these Americans
The kids on the streets got nowhere to start
They ain't got no brains, they ain't got no heart
Why don't you answer me when I call?
There's a fire in the basement of the union hall

I love the USA
I love the USA
I love the USA
Don't you love it?
Don't you feel okay?

Somebody stop me
I’m an American man

I love the USA
I love the USA
I love the USA
I love the USA

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

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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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