Reamericana EP

by Daniel Miller

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Got yer membership card to the high mighty Unwritten rule above the door says nur whitey Shake a hand and feel real special Walk around, eat chocolate-covered pretzels Next morning wake up, it's all like a dream Nothing is never more quite what it seems in this town this American town this dream town this American dream town Don't hate me cuz I'm beautiful Don't go lookin' for my long lost soul Some time and money is all you need They'll give ya a shot and start to kneed Yer face like dough, there's no need to know Yer true light within, just spin spin spin Slap a logo on yer chest Don't worry about the rest
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Numb Us 03:39
Bono is prone to posturing...bug eyes Every president needs his war...bulls eye I could care less about the American dream cuz they all are just locked up so we can’t hear them scream shakira is all made up like britney...trip off fat short men in kakis...jerk off I can’t remember your number though because I’ve got it programmed in my cell phone it’s like that last sip of coffee when you can see yourself in the bottom of the cup it’s like that first hit of junk you know it’s never going to be that good again it’s like that last shot of whiskey right before you meeting with the floor it’s like the first time it’s over before it even began crazy old man in the back seat of a lexus...loner waiting for his woman to pick up his meds...stoner I will never be the man I’ll never have a deep dark tan pacifist me and that guy in the lexus we both suffer from the same perplexus so drug us...just numb us
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The moon is on the rise, the sun set long ago I sit on the hood of our Chevy drinking rum and Co’ I’d cry if daddy hadn’t removed my ability when I was 10 I’d hit something hard if it weren’t for that broken bone already in my hand The waves washed away our castles long ago this morning And we packed up our things and headed back to the hotel, laid around being boring We had some dinner and you said you were leaving And you were taking the kids and moving in with your mother in Cleveland This is a black eyed kinda love This is a black eyed kinda love And it obviously doesn’t matter to no God above Cuz this is a black eyed kinda love Well your love was dead and gone since last Christmas Mine being a mule stuck around for a much longer amount of time But now the moon and the people are making their way down south And when you turned one last time these are the words that came out of your mouth It was 10 years ago to the day, just 18 years of age You knew about my temper, I knew your dad was a leper He passed out at the reception, put the ire in my predilection I broke that bottle of Maddog 20/20 and said “Let this be a lesson.”
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I've been tired from wasting all this time I've been tired from never ever stoppin' But I will just cut another line There will never be an end to all this poppin' These pills that come in red, white and blue They're made to keep folks like me and you From thinkin' too much about the way They never mean a goddamn thing they say Come and get me Uncle Sam Come and get me big blue Come and get me Little Bo Peep I've lost my tail feathers, too Hey, sorry, we're closed for the year It's winter now and there's nobody here Check back in six months my dear Cuz sorry but we're closed for the year I was feeling a bit moby that day What I really needed was a good night's sleep But I climbed out of bed climbed into my Toy-o-tay Started the engine and pulled into the street Lit up a smoke, took a drag, felt suddenly young Lit up down the road towards the setting sun Next morning pulled up to this store Read the words no one could ever ignore

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released January 24, 2011

Original sessions for "American Dream Town" and "Closed for the Year" produced by Elvis Srsan at Mandarina Studios in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2003. Electric guitar for "Closed for the Year" recorded in Jesse Donoghue's living room in Delray Beach, Florida some time before 2003.

"Numb Us", "Black Eye'd Kind of Love" and "Prayin' for You" produced and recorded by Salim Nourallah and mixed by Rip Rowan at Pleasantry Lane studios, Dallas, Texas in 2006 and 2007.

Additional recording for "American Dream Town" and "Closed for the Year" by Tom Bridwell and mixed by Paul Williams at Tomcast Studios, Dallas, Texas in 2010.

All tracks mastered by Carl Saff in 2010.

Cover art by Cathey Miller, from the original piece "Bring It"
Title font: Raleway by Matt McInerney
Cover design by Daniel Miller

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Daniel Miller is a writer, musician and producer. Not the one who produced Depeche Mode, though. I mean, his name is Daniel Miller and he's a writer, musician and producer too. But I'm not him. I'm me.

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