30th Avenue Heartache

by Dirty Wings

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30th Avenue Heartache

He was born on the wrong side of the tracks
Frozen in a lonely place of dying
Grew up scarred by teenage weekend heart-attacks
Idle-worshiping, whisky crying

How do you do? Welcome to the sanctuary
I’ll play for you when the blizzard hits
We’ll become angels in the snow

It’s that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue heartache
Its’ that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue storm

He was born walking knee-deep in the swamp
Looked like a saint, felt like a sinner
Tuning piano-keys and strumming his guitar
Every Thursday night with drunk lounge singers

How do you do? Welcome to the sanctuary
And I’ll play for you when the cold wind howls
We can sing “Spanish Steps” all night

It’s that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue heartache
Its’ that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue storm
It’s that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue heart-break
It’s that 30th Avenue heartache that keeps us
Crying and dying and buying all night long

He was born with the words stuck in his mouth
Used a pen to make paper sculpture
He won big when he got his wedding crown
Banged the drums to scare off the vultures

How do you do? Well how do you do?
I wish that I could trust you
I’ll drum for you when the buzzards come
I will not shut down any more

It’s that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue heartache
Its’ that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue storm
It’s that 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 30th Avenue heart-break
It’s that 30th Avenue heartache that keeps us
Crying and dying and buying all night long

All night long …

credits

released March 13, 2015
Lyrics by Sam Rasiotis. Music by Sam Rasiotis, John Coakley, Sean Wiggins, and Joel Moore. Recorded by Travis Harrison. Photo by John Coakley.

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