The Lawrence Arms at the Southgate House Revival on May 31, 2014.
I hated The Lawrence Arms when I first heard them. A decade later: I'm in a renovated church on a Sunday substituting Hudy Delight for wine and shouting Midwestern punk lyrics in a crowd who's enthusiasm and hand motions would rival that of a Southern Baptist choir chanting gospel refrains on the day the lord returned. And I got to document Sunday's sermon through photographs.
A million times a day I try to fail or fail to try
It's an easy way to live, it's a lifeless way to die
I used to hear, "Son, you've got a lot to learn"
I used to hear a lot...like the slow, dull burn
Of paper and tobacco and his bad breath smoke
Singin' "Hey man, lemme tell you a joke"
"Well what's attached to a leash that it made itself?"
"The punchline is the way that you've been fuckin' yourself."
From: The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure by The Lawrence Arms