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American as Apple Pie

from We Thought There'd Be More People Here by The Purrs

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4/17/14, The Skylark - Seattle, WA

I was pretty proud of that line about the sexually uninterested narrator being like a "fat guard in a sad museum". I used to work in a museum and the actual security guards were often bored fat white men.
We have quite a few tunes where the drums start out the tune for a couple bars before the rest of us jump in. I like the sound of drums by themselves but sometimes I think that the reason for so many drum intros has to do with the song writing process which often starts with an acoustic guitar and a beat machine.

lyrics

Whiskey from a bottle but I still feel
Nothing matters, nothing is real
A party on the rooftop but I’m still empty
Spent all that love you sent me
The girls are hot but I’m looking right through ‘em
Like a fat guard in a sad museum
Can’t tell you but I got to tell someone
Finally came to a damn decision
It’s American as apple pie

I never knew you liked moonbeams baby
Everything is news to me lately
Never saw those dark days coming
Now it’s too late no point in running
It’s American as apple pie

In the morning we’ll be waked by sirens
Another shrine built out of people’s garbage
There are no perfect angels just me
Accept what you got, lean in and kiss me
Its kinda late and I’m kinda sober
Don’t matter what time it is, I’m coming over
It’s American as apple pie

credits

from We Thought There'd Be More People Here, released May 7, 2021
Recorded by The Skylark
Jima (Bass, Vocals)
Liz Herrin (Guitar, Vocals)
Craig Keller (Drums)
Jason Milne (Guitar)

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