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I’m a multi-boroughed city, each with their own beating hearts
Pushing out all of the culture for hi-rise hotels and polished martini bars
And I don’t know quite how it happened, but it’s me nonetheless
Let me wake up and remember that
Somewhere in Kolkata
There’s a man who owns a shop and knows my name
And asks my mother any time that she is there if I am ever coming back
But here in texas I’m still trying to build something
Like I’m always building something, when not sleeping it off or bracing for attack

I’m an old forgotten language spoken by once-ruling kings
Or a psalm written by david that he never ever sings
Please nobody write this down, I think it’s better in the moment
You ‘ll be laughing when I say
How somewhere in Dubai
There’s an amusement park they never finished building
And the entrance only points to desert and a roller coaster you probably shouldn’t ride
Half full buildings scrape the sky, all ambition and no theory
And I ask myself if it’s ever good to let a good thing die


from Where I'm Gonna Die, released June 30, 2015



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The Goodness Sakes Austin, Texas

The Goodness Sakes (Austin, TX) is an indie rock band with dashes of punk and country. Lead by Austin Norman, he writes of overcoming addictions and learning to be the person he’s supposed to be. When the chance to make music arrives, the band strives to deliver a performance that is built on transparent integrity. Influences include The Mountain Goats, The Front Bottoms, and The Hold Steady. ... more

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