welch and basart got to see X

play a secret show

at the tiny echo

x

“new world”

more fun in the new world

rhino records, 1983

“honest to goodness

the bars werent open this morning.

They must have been voting for a new president of something.

do you have a quarter?”

i said yes because i did

“Honest to goodness

the tears have been falling

all over this country’s face”

It was better before, before they voted

for whats-his-name

This is suppose to be the new world.

Flint, Ford, Auto, Mobile, Alabama,

windshield wipers Buffalo New York, Gary, Indiana

don’t forget the Motor City

Baltimore and D.C. now all we need is

don’t forget the Motor City

This was supposed to be the new world.

(repeat)

All we need is money

just give us what you can spare

Twenty or thirty pounds of potatoes

or twenty of thirty pears

a turkey on thanksgiving

like alms for the poor

all we need are the necessities and more

It was better before, before they voted

for whats-his-name

This is suppose to be the new world.

Don’t forget the Motor City

This was supposed to be the new world.