If You Can't Get Lucky Please Get Up

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I took the 4 train to meet my girl up in Harlem. Because she had to work late and she said this was a problem. Onto the island, heading north. Man turns to me says how much is that watch worth. He says I hear that white men got insurance for their jewelry. Says can you hear me. I say I ain’t got anything on me. He says motherfucker. The train stops. I got out. He gets out. I go North you know he goes North with me. The avenue’s fine, but I have to turn right and when I do, there’s no one but us. And he says white bitch. He says give me that watch and I’m walking. He says hey! He says if you make me ask you again you ain’t never getting up. He says turn around. And I get lucky. Up at five to take the train to Burnside. To teach in the Bronx where I am unqualified. And I work all day and into the night. My students say I’m crazy to be out there at night. And I’m waiting for the train and I’m out the along and a man in a t-shirt in the cold he says Oye. A big dude in a t-shirt in the cold he says oye. He says don’t you fucking move. I see he flash he says you see this dick in my hand. He says you stand there don’t you move. A lot of white boys end up on the tracks let me see that little white ass. He says motherfucker. Don’t you move. He says you gonna die. And I get lucky. Well I love Lou Reed and I love Bo Diddley. But the shit they sing it don’t happen to me. And there ain’t no moral but sometimes dignity. You can do what I did but you better get lucky. And if you can’t get lucky please get up. If you can’t get lucky please get up.

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from The Sun's Gotta Shine, released May 7, 2015

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The Foghorns Seattle, Washington

Landing in Seattle via Iceland, Wisconsin and Brooklyn, The Foghorns are a very late night folk and roots rock octet. Bart Cameron writes the songs, a rag tag choir (nicknamed Bucket o Bourbon Choir), provides harmonies, rhythm, and broken glass, and Lauren Trew demonstrates the bass clarinet should be part of rock.While insane touring decreased in 2012, live shows are still a focus. ... more

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