Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure



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The Lawrence Arms at the Southgate House Revival on May 31, 2014.


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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.

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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

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1 comment:

  1. I love that they renovated that old Church I always used to say that it would make a great music venue.

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