Thriftstore Courtsuit

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Francis Brennan - vocals, guitar, sitar, bamboo whistle
Jesse Partridge - violin

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I'm a milkcrate scofflaw
with a thriftstore courtsuit
on a train to L.A.

cause a famous sidewalk
made a no-name bad cop
put some shit in my way

with a written warning
threatening fines and jail time
if you steal it away

is how I left my guitar
sitting in an alley
out behind the safeway

There's no words meaning what I mean to say
so I'll sing now maybe speak another day
no promise shall your ears take away
sit back and enjoy the ricochet
there's no telling the sounds you need to hear
so I'll speak but I won't sound very clear
old gold that I don't hold very dear
foretold that which failed then to appear

cartoon your third ear
it's the only thing that comes in clear
omniscience opines
you know it's true because it fucking rhymes
it's in your ear it comes in clear it's in your mind it rhymes so fine

You're all words and you don't have any song
so I'll listen and not heed very long
I'll sing but I wont sing very strong
I'll walk but I"ll mostly string along
my footsteps now echoed by a train
through mud turned to stone for lack of rain
with feathers and warm blood in your veins
your stone bones have outshone your tiny brains

cartoon your third ear
the only thing you wanna fucking hear
omniscience opines
you know it's real because it rhymes

I'm a milkcrate scofflaw
with a thriftstore courtsuit
on a train to L.A.

cause a famous sidewalk
made a no-name bad cop
put some shit in my way

with a written warning
threatening fines and jail time
if you steal it away

is how I left my guitar
sitting in an alley
out behind the safeway

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from Now in Plastic, released October 7, 2013

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Francis Brennan Seattle, Washington

I play banjo, guitar, sitar, pennywhistle, Contrapparatus, etc. I live in Seattle and perform as the Contrapparatus Onemanband or as 1/2 of the banjo/accordion duo Tsunami Piñata. I also write and record original songs which you will find here.

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