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Car Demos [Single]

by The Midnight Sons

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1.
Pillbox Hat 03:21
Oh my mother, I wish you could see them now Once in a while One with a fever and the other with one bad eye She plays a violin, he raises hell in the yard And you would have scolded him too Oh my mother, I wish I was there when you died I was raising hell, raising shackles, one at a time My hair is shorter, I don't steal shit, I don't get the itch Grand theft auto gets shortened if you will snitch Oh my mother, (you) weren't there when we drove away Oh my mother, I helped put you in the grave (ay-ay-ay) I guess the best that I can do Is "Reserved" in the front right pew A pillbox hat and a faded picture of you A pillbox hat and a faded picture of you Oh my mother I wish you could see them now once in a while One with a fever and the other with one bad eye She plays harmonica, he raises hell in the yard And you would have scolded him too
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Small Crimes 03:18
Sometimes it’s the devil you know Sometimes it’s the devil you don’t Sometimes you don’t know anyone Oh-oh Sometimes you don’t know Sometimes you don’t know We left Carmike 8 A film we both would love to hate A yelp of sharp surprise Cubic stars on an asphalt sky He ran, I lagged behind We both knew exactly what we’d find Of all the cars out here It was a crappy model year Sometimes it’s the devil you don’t Sometimes it’s the devil you know Sometimes it’s the – know anyone? Oh-oh-oh Sometimes you don’t know Sometimes you don’t know Sometimes you don’t know His phone was dead, he grabbed for mine A crime I’d note any other time He cursed as he punched nine Grumbled ‘bout his overtime He got a woman on the line He wandered off looking for a sign: Hunt and Rosemary Never bothered asking me Sometimes it’s the devil you don’t Sometimes it’s the devil you know Sometimes you don’t know anyone Oh-oh-oh Sometimes you don’t know Sometimes you don’t know

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These two songs are the outcome of an experiment in writing from the viewpoint of narrators other than me: one song from a reformed criminal looking back on life and another from an under-appreciated girlfriend. Both grapple with themes of taking people for granted. Both take place in a suburb in the '80s or '90s or '00s.

Given the viewpoint of a reformed criminal, “Pillbox Hat” has some curse words. “Small Crimes” does not. Apologies to our younger listeners, parents of younger listeners, and the FCC.

Thanks to Jeff Hinton for encouraging me on this idea.

A new album will be out in 2021!

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released November 1, 2020

Pillbox Hat:

Stephen Carradini – Bass, vocals
Kyle McKenzie – Guitar
Barbara Carradini – Vocals

Small Crimes:

Stephen Carradini – Bass, vocals

Photos: Stephen Carradini

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The Midnight Sons Chandler, Arizona

Stephen Carradini and whoever else is around play songs that don't get very loud at all.

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