Rustic City Fathers Lyrics - Vic Chesnutt

Vic Chesnutt North Star Deserter cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2007-8-27
length: 4:24
those rustic city fathers were realtors,
and all that profit taking
was a beautiful awakening
they built themselves a beauty by the ton,
ton by ton

i went there in a panic or for fun,
or for fun
i thought i had a calling
anyway i just kept dialling
and i sat beside the big puddle like a shriner,
angry shriner

so i went to view the tower
its majesty on a dead end street
it was a very long journey
and it took a lot of energy
i strode across the flat battlefield in the sun,
the filthy sun

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CD 1
  • 1 Warm
  • 2 Glossolalia
  • 3 Everything I Say
  • 4 Wallace Stevens
  • 5 You Are Never Alone
  • 6 Fodder on Her Wings
  • 7 Splendid
  • 8 Rustic City Fathers
  • 9 Over
  • 10 Debriefing
  • 11 Marathon
  • 12 Rattle