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Sweet Marie and Marianne
Come round here one time again
Hoping you will find out something new
I’ll be in the bar behind the Super 8
Got a few things I wanna celebrate
Not the least of which is memories of you

And we are the things that we desire
A small gathering of wires
For lack of a better signifier
Can I call this feeling love?
Everybody knows that I’m a liar
So you better call the fire department
This one was set from up above

Now I’m up on stage with my guitar
Got no idea where you are
A whole lifetime in a name dropped
In a lonesome country tune
And if you hear it then you’ll know
Just like the last buffalo
I hope someone remembers you
For what you never were

You were never taken unawares
Never carried up the stairs
Never did I go across the threshold of your room
But I heard the pilot’s daughter
Had control the day they crashed into Ohio
She was steering for the moon


from Former Lives, released May 19, 2016




Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals Seattle, Washington

Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals is a six-piece folk-apocalypse band from Seattle, WA, featuring cello, violin, theremin, bucket drumming, and four-part harmonies, not to mention heartfelt songs about love, life, and the end of the world. DL&PI has been bringing their cacophonous blend of indie rock, folk, punk, country, and jazz to the barrooms and bedrooms of the Puget Sound since 2012. ... more

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