American Ruin

from by Picnic Lightning

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that’s fools gold
that’s a stand in for well
it’s a transient standard
nobody wants you to hold

you need a new feeling
a different death
it’s still American ruin
if you call it blessed

take off those shoes
dance hard and drink deep with friends
stare at the sun till your eyes bleed
concrete can’t be holy ground

it’s a new feeling
a different death
its still American ruin
if you call it blessed


from Picnic Lightning, track released September 2, 2016



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Picnic Lightning Fort Worth, Texas

What is the opposite of the middle? Dark has light, truth has lies, God has Satan, but what or who is the middle’s foil? Theories abound, but it is the four gentlemen in Picnic Lightning who claim dominion over that murky abyss. They may hail from where the west begins, their feet may stomp Fort Worth concrete, but their music dwells in the shadowland of trenchant questions and orphic revelations. ... more


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