Gold and Love and Gin

from by Martin Van Ruin

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lights burn red in the city of the blues
with the bus stop, overpass, dead tree news
the capitol scrapes the sheen from the sky
as the tin can salesman left you behind.

and life got tired of waiting
the earth grew old and dim
but i am still here waiting up
with gold and love and gin.

lights burn red in the city of the blues
with gas station phone calls and new leather boots
the good will girl and the chrome of the night
and the fire from your postcard still burning white

and life got tired of waiting
your heart needs breaking in.
but i am still here waiting up
with gold and love and gin.

lights burn red in the city of the blues
with farewell freeways, the drunks on the roof
streetsweeper storms and a child from the south
she's got something strange always coming out her mouth.

and life got tired of waiting
your heart needs breaking in.
but i am still here waiting up
with gold and love and gin.

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from Every Man a King, released January 6, 2014

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tags: rock Chicago

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Martin Van Ruin Chicago, Illinois

Every Man a King is the full-length debut of Martin Van Ruin. The new project from some familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder), Every Man a King was written over a year and recorded and engineered by Neil Strauch (Bonnie Prince Billy, Iron and Wine). ... more

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