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work all day but it's never enough
car breaks down, gotta take the bus oh no
are you gonna make it there on time
to the bus stop baby

falling in love on company time
girl, you know my love don't cost a dime
are we gonna walk, are we gonna run
into a thunderhead

smokestacks burn till the summers freeze
don't you know that grass don't grow on trees
if we don't stay, well who's gonna save
our muddy river baby

and if we ever run out of gasoline
we'll have to get by on our own steam
is it gonna burn is it gonna turn us
back in time baby
a thunderhead?


from Tell Yourself It's Only The Weather, track released June 19, 2012
MICHAEL APINYAKUL-vocals, guitar
WYLUM JOERSZ-upright bass
MITCH WILLETT-electric guitar



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Shoeshine Blue Portland, Oregon

Lo-fi, literary, blues, folk, gospel, and weirdly doo wop. Shoeshine Blue is songwriter, Michael Apinyakul, and a talented ship of pirates who follow him into the great sea of song. Soulful folk for soulful folks.

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