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lyrics

we would not be here without them
obsolete as they may seem
all our elders in high places
we once rebels with a dream

in their day they were tenacious
but it's been a tiresome track
remember that they moved us forward
since today they hold us back

once they pushed against tradition
but the years have made them tame
now they're old enough to struggle
for everything to stay the same

so though we strive now to replace them
have some sympathy as well
one day the world will change around us
and we will be too blind to tell

we would not be here without them
though we make the fight our own
they were titans of their time
and from their shoulders we have grown

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from Toothless Messiah, released February 5, 2021
Curtis McMurtry- vocals, banjo
Diana Burgess- vocals, cellos
Mike Meadows- drums and percussion
Evan Kaspar- pedal steel

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Curtis McMurtry Austin, Texas

Curtis McMurtry writes apocalyptic indie folk about the selfish and the cowardly. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Tom Waits, Curtis' music combines sinister lyrics with sophisticated orchestrations. He specializes in sad songs and mean songs, and considers his catalogue to be "music for people that like to read." ... more

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