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I got a 2x4 up my ass
And I can't afford it
I got a 2x4 up my ass
It’s not my own

It’s the last thing left
We couldn't make the mortgage
The last stud standing
Of our family's home

And brother I’m holding
Yeah, brother I’m holding
O brother, I’m holding on


released May 15, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Gray
performances & production: Lloyd Brodnax King
cover art: Lloyd Brodnax King


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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Studied flute with Marcel Moyse and James Moody. Recorded Lloyd Brodnax King Trio live at DePaul with Fareed Haque and Larry Gray. Won an NEA fellowship in composition. Won a Jeff. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. Created The Obscure News podcast and the Dishwater Gray Playlist. Currently a prof at Lake Forest College and performing with Funkadesi, Sun Ensemble, and Michael J. Miles. ... more

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