Cockroaches From Heaven

by Dishwater Gray & LBK

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COCKROACHES FROM HEAVEN

Cockroaches falling from heaven
Or are they crawling up from below
If you say it doesn't matter
Tell me how you know

It was first thing in the morning
And for hours after that
Out shopping for a new dress
And of course a matching hat

The plate glass began to waver
The sales girl broke down and cried
The president had been shot dear
And he was surely bound to die

Cockroaches falling from heaven
Or are they crawling up from below
If you say it doesn't matter
Tell me how you know

Doesn't that outfit come without a ruffle?
Doesn't that mink coat come without a gun?
Once and for all an end to violence
How will the king's work ever get done?

Yes they've shot poor young Oswald
But the world must wobble on
To the jungles of Southeast Asia
And the beer halls of Saigon

Now you're raising fine young daughters
So surely you understand
No good deed goes unpunished
It is the law throughout the land

There are times when it goes broken
And Camelot in smithereens
The tie-in to the murder unspoken
May be the key to un-lock the dream

Cockroaches falling from heaven
Or are they crawling up from below
If you say it doesn't matter
Tell me how you know

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released January 22, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Dishwater Gray
keyboard: Allie n Steve Mullen
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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