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Strangers (Brunswick & Duvon)

from Hoax Over Sleepytown by Colton Cerny



Well the gin house boy has jumped the gun
Where them ancient veins of diesel run
And jackals call to madmen of a crown overthrown
The spirit of the switching yard stitched into their bones

Beneath that cold and ragged sky
Jockomo walks on with a tombstone in his eye
Gonna meet him cross the river back up in the pines
A little juke joint out of town where everybody's feelin' fine

And I know
You're gonna turn me away when your sweet premonitions don't take
Born in binding grace with a china doll face
You try for every hazard you can shake

Night moves on
Down on Brunswick and Duvon
See 'em gathered at the gate
' round that busted ol' pawn shop radio

And the band was swingin' on
Like some rusty axe they cut the dawn
Well Dime-a-dancin' romancin' Maggie by my side
Two charmers in the midnight up to Sugar Hill we ride

And back up north they're walking tall
Tracing thunder up and down the station wall
Movin' separate circles out of time and tune
Out of season goes the victor much too soon

And as the dirty light
Reaches Cannon's Plain
The harem girls come softly out of hiding
Such a healing game like a needle through a flame
In the second line of strangers they escape

Night moves on
To their masters they have gone
Singing' Hail, hail Rock 'n' Roll
Deliver me a witness once again

Well now the trumpets of new victory sound
In the streets they scream and shout it
But when the Hoax fell down on Sleepytown
Not a word was said
Not a word was said about it

And Jockomo he's down with the parasite blues
Ever since he he lost out on his boulevard muse
Oh what a crowd gathered round when they found him in the river

So darlin' here I'm standing now
Where the lion lays down with the lamb
I had just reached the surface when the feeling it died
Gunned down like a fool
Gone as the night it goes on

Down on Brunswick & Duvon
See 'em gathered at the gate
with that busted ol' pawn shop radio


from Hoax Over Sleepytown, released July 16, 2013


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Colton Cerny Austin, Texas

Texas born Colton Cerny is heavily influenced by old-time rock and roll. He and his band, The Trespassers, effectively harnesses an electic mish mash of style, delivering a potent cocktail of intensity and rhythm along with engaging lyrics.

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