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Recorded in the early 1990s by Anarchist Picnic

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I SAID SO

Take this word love and unsplice it from my lips
I ain’t been asked to be president yet
Got no religion and I don’t remember fun
Don’t know a woman and I can’t afford to know one
Working minimum wage, child, since nineteen eighty-three
Pocketing salvation and the work is misery

I said so / I said so
I said so / I said so

Came into the world, baby, just hoping to survive
I was willing and able; couldn’t bring myself to rob
Tired of potato and the bended knee
But how would I have known, or ever have foreseen
It takes experience to get experience
No one will hire you green
It takes experience to get experience
It’s experience that you need

I said so / I said so
I said so / I said so

Neon makes me dizzy, plate glass leaves me cold
Ain’t no joke I’m telling my last smoke has been rolled
Ain’t no joke I’m telling, call it democracy
But for all that I am breathing it’s expensive to be free
I’d love an apartment with a window and a stove
Already got the mattress but no place to unload

I said so / I said so
I said so / I said so

I need insurance ‘cause I’m sure to get hit
By a high-powered engine, baby, with oversized slicks
Rushed into Emergency, just a stretcher on the floor
Don’t need no doctor, baby, ‘cause that’s what the medicine’s for

I said so / I said so
I said so / I said so

Take this word love and unsplice it from my tongue
Never been asked to be president of a country I couldn’t run
Got no religion and I don’t remember fun
Don’t own a country and to hell with building one

I said so / I said so
I said so / I said so

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released March 13, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Dishwater Gray

bass: David L King
vocals and Chinese flute: Lloyd Brodnax King
guitar: Ray Ramirez
drums: Ty Von Jenef

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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