Bourgeois King from Canyons of my Mind by Andrew Combs

You know what you need in your life? A swamp-rock protest song, with strong country and jazz influences. Something like Bourgeois King from Canyons of my Mind by Andrew Combs. Seriously, this thing has it all. It’s a foot-stomping, barn burning rock song, with guitars that sound like Lousiana or Texas garage, but then you notice the complex instrumentation (there’s some overblown jazz flute!), and the lyrical content that is very much not typical of southern rock. It’s wonderful! Listen:

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Lyrics:

It’s all gone to hell in bourgeois city Buy a ticket for some fun Take a seat, and lord take pity It’s the mulching of America

Holographic talking people Coming from your tv screen See the church and see the steeple Praise to the bourgeois king

Parasites and politicians Intertwined and holding hands Feed us fiction and fabrication Make this country great again

Newspaper, headline story Who will stand for us and lead Cast your vote and do your duty Hail to the bourgeois king

We’ll build a wall to block the enemy Build a wall to keep us free Build a wall to block the enemy Build a wall to keep us free

We’ll build a wall to block the enemy Build a wall to keep us free Build a wall to block the enemy Build a wall to keep us free


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Written on April 12, 2017