Put it Away

from by Martin Van Ruin

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mary got drunk, she blamed new orleans
she left her kids at the cigarette machines.
she drew a line to kansas city
said, "this life is mine now while i'm still pretty."

well, george got a job at the age of 14
and a decade later, he was Man Mountain Dean
in a little town in oregon, they crowed him champion
said his golden robes are what kept him standing
are we standing, or singing?

singing,
hey, put it away.
the streets are calling,
the clocktower's falling.
and you're left putting away
all that you might have been.

jack penned prose in the town and the city
he burned like candle, he lived like deity
in three little weeks, did what a chosen man would
in three little weeks, did what i never could.

he's singing,
hey, put it away.
the streets are calling,
the clocktower's falling.
and you're left putting away
all that you might have been.

hey, put it away.
the city's sleeping
mayflower's leaving.
and you're left putting away.
all that you might have been.

credits

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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