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Straight motherfuckers and their famous friends (Live on inauguration day 2017)

by Seán Barna + Paperhaus

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"Casa Ruby is the only Bilingual Multicultural LGBT Organization providing life saving services and programs to the most vulnerable in the LGBT community."

Recorded on Jan 20 2016, Inauguration day at Paperhaus.

"Millennials catch a lot of shit. We are told we are lazy, entitled, addicted to our phones. We hear about other generations who were willing to work for what they achieved, and how political correctness is ruining our society. Interesting. Maybe we are looking at our phones to read about the racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and fear we inherited from you. Maybe we are reading about the climate change we inherited from you. If we are black or trans, political correctness can mean life or death. God help you if you’re both. When we look for work, we tend to do so with astonishing student loan debt. When we looked for our first jobs, we did so in the wake of your failed capitalist experiment and the depressed wages that followed the economic collapse you caused. Unemployment remains highest among millennials, and it’s not because we are lazy. And now you gave us Donald Trump.Yeah, we tried brunch for a while. But now we have to fit brunch plans in between planning for the global catastrophe of rising sea levels and protesting fascism. I don’t think it’s depression.” - Seán Barna


I don't think it's depression
I'm just honest, feathered, gone
I got my work cut out
You got your work cut out

I ain't seen the sky in a few months
But I have been sober for a few days
Unless you count, well,
You can't count that drive down from Colorado
Through Utah
You know the beer there is a little weaker
Until you get down to Arizona

Did you hear? They don't like faggots there
Or black motherfuckers
They shot 'em dead
Faggot motherfucker
She painted his nails red
He can burn

So fold your newspapers
There's not a goddamn thing we can do about it anyway
You know they are out on the streets
They are out on the streets
You know that faggot motherfucker — he’s out on the streets
And that black motherfucker — he is out on the streets

But he ain't got your job because his name ain't right
The people said he can't be trusted
And I'm white so I think maybe it isn't up to me
And I hate cops
But when I do, they don't think to kill me
I sometimes wish they would kill me
Because I am fake and I don't give a shit
Fuck me and my famous friends
What good is this voice now, anyway?

Today we asked our savior down from his perch
Of scorched earth
That straight motherfucker speaking my name
That straight motherfucker
That straight motherfucker
He brought his seven sins
Each deadly like a straight man’s whims
Taking one for his baby, another one for the road
Three for the man this wasteland chose
Four for the men standing at the door in their red hats
Five for the eight figure salary of our hope
Six for each of the million dying poor
Seven other ways they could have worked harder

These straight motherfuckers
All these straight motherfuckers

I just took your order
You could at least look me in the eye
You can say "hi" because I said, "hello"
I even smiled
I even smiled in 'the know'
I am some other places I would like to go
I haven't called my mother in days
And my brother's been dead for years
And we were just starting to make some progress

But anyway would you like some fries and maybe a salad
And the juice bar is just across the street
There's a juice bar just across the street
It's just across the street
You straight motherfucker
There's a juice bar just across the street
You straight motherfucker


released February 15, 2017
Seán Barna: Vox/Acoustic
Alex Tebeleff: String Synth
Matt Dowling: Bass
Rick Irby: Drums
Conor Whelan: Electric Guitar

Engineered and Mixed by Rick Irby @ Haushaus
Mastered by Sarah Register


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