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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

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from Former Lives, released May 19, 2016

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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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