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Don't Let 'Em Get You (Single)

by Goodnight, Texas

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Don't let 'em get you: vote.

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Don't let em get you
Don't let em get you
Don't let em get you anymore

They shut you out with a sword in their hand
Keeping the gate for the holy land
Make you think you can't put two
Words together right in front of you

Yeah, you put in the time
Yeah, and another dime
But there comes a day when you will find out
They don't know what it's all about

Don't let em get you
Don’t let em get you
Don't let em get you anymore

They say there will never be a vote
Tongue in cheek, knife on throat
And if they can you bet they will
Keep eating when they had their fill

Yeah, they turn around
Yeah, a new king has been crowned
There comes a day when they shed their skin
And everything you ever coulda been believing in

Don't let em get you
That's how they get you
Don't let em get you anymore

They say the bygones are dead and gone
From the briefing room of the pentagon
They sweep it under the rug, well,
The carpet ain't magic, it’s covering the hole they dug

Yeah, the mountain grows
Ski on down in July when it snows
There comes a time when you learn
There will never be a level ground waiting round for your turn

They will get you when you say you're brave
And when you feel so all alone
(If you get them to answer the phone)

Ya string 'em along as long as you can
With all the aplomb of a weatherman
Keep some quarters in your hand
You need supply to keep up with demand

Be polite yeah but not too much
On your toes for the double dutch
And when they're catching their breath
You'll be gritting your teeth like you never heard of fearing death

And you say you're not gonna stand for it
And YOU DON'T BARGAIN WITH A HYPOCRITE
There comes a day when the phone will ring
And they're gonna want to know if you know anything
And they're gonna want to know if you know how to say:

DON'T LET 'EM GET YOU
DON'T LET 'EM GET YOU
DON'T LET 'EM GET YOU ANYMORE

credits

released October 30, 2020
Patrick Dyer Wolf - lead vocals, piano, guitars, banjo, percussion
Avi Vinocur - backing vocals, percussion
Scott Griffin Padden - drums, bass, backing vocals, percussion
Adam Nash - electric guitar

Music by Goodnight, Texas
Lyrics by Patrick Dyer Wolf
Recorded by Goodnight, Texas
Mixed by Scott McDowell
Mastered by Jonathan Kirchner
Photo of Gaspe, QC by E. Peter Wolf
Design by Dani Saputo

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Goodnight, Texas San Francisco, California

Goodnight, Texas is the garage roots Appalachian collaboration of San Francisco’s Avi Vinocur (formerly of The Stone Foxes) and North Carolina’s Patrick Dyer Wolf.
The band conjures a feeling of a different heavy era in the United States - part 1930s, and part 1860s. The trick: heaviness comes from organic acoustic instruments. In this case, a banjo, acoustic guitar and a 1918 mandolin.
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