In Desperation

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In desperation,
you go so far
your exasperation
only takes you so far
their slickness
is your total sickness
but that’s not who you are
in your last couple months
I felt you were trying
to sell everyone a used car
They say you lost hope
tragically, your heart died
but I talked to the cop
who found your body
and I feel something just isn’t right
your book on Bush
took all you had
I’m driving now to Arkansas
in a van
with my suspicions
that my questions were not answered right
In desperation, I go so far
abandoning the corporation
moving to Long Island
not far
just outside the City’s reach
in a Catholic church
I don’t know where you are
in heaven, or hell, or neither,
or very very far
Four planes
fell out of the sky
two of them hit the City
that I left behind
the talking heads are shocked
there’s such a lot
of loose talk on Fox
am I the only guy
not surprised?
we all swear
‘an eye for an eye’
open your eyes
this was not
an eye for the eye
I wake up
wondering why
no fighter planes
hit those clear blue skies
till 9:35
I remember you, Jim
you would have asked why
no fighter planes
hit the clear blue skies
till 9:35
but you had to die
and all those people died
in wars, undeclared
in a desperation
because everyone’s so scared


from Wars Undeclared, released April 15, 2016
Sander Hicks (lead singer/songwriter)
Dale W. Miller (Drums)
Nick Colt (Keys)
Jon Berger (Bass)



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White Collar Crime New York, New York

Sander Hicks (lead singer/songwriter)
Dale W. Miller (Drums)
Nick Colt (Keys)
Jon Berger (Bass)

Engineered by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Juliana Hatfield) at Nuthouse Studios, Hoboken, NJ and mixed by Erik Colvin (Gina Villalobos, Overlord) in Hollywood, CA.
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