Cyclone Breeze

from by Land of the Living

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Know Thy Self


Times are hard in August and the wind won't blow
The man's the man and he won't let the money flow
I stop to take a breath and think of who I am
I drop my shovel and walk 'cause I don't give a damn

My momma was the Mona Lisa
My daddy was a cyclone breeze
I cut my teeth on many (Muddy)waters
Had my Christmas in my dungarees
I was born for the second time
On the Blackwater River's edge
I know exactly what I'm doing
Don't need no man to tell me

The black tar so hot it's burning through my soles
It don't help too much my shoes are full of holes
I stop to take a rest beneath a shady tree
I just forget the world don't tell me I ain't free

The sweat salts my eyes and just wakes me up
And then the want of money comes a creepin' up
Worry tries to trap me with it's evil spell
I close my eyes and laugh and just say "what the hell"

© 2010 Joe Albanese


from Exorcising Spirits, track released July 14, 2011
Joe Albanese: vocals, guitars,
Jon Berrier: Drums, Production
Len Venditti: Bass
Cat Albanese: piano



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