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War on Despair

from Hospice Chorale by David E. Williams

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I’m a bit of a cripple
and I’ve been since I was four.
My daddy threw me down the stairs
and I didn’t walk right any more.

But walk away I did
through the decades without fear.
They let me drive the slaughter car
because I knew how to steer.

And I’ve been winning the war on despair
by attrition.
Winning the war
on despair.

Let me tell you about this homeless girl
who used to fuck with me every day.
She laughed at my limp
and called me a gimp
every single day.
So I gave her junky boyfriend
some cash to strangle her dead.
Fifty bucks up front
two hundred at the end
was the deal that we set.
He was kind of a good guy
knew a lot about baseball.

Come out of your closets.
Come out of your graves.
Come out of your sleeping bags
and your toothbrush holders.
Come out of the inside.
Go in to the outside.
It’s time for your swan dive
into the river of flame.


from Hospice Chorale, released July 12, 2017


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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for over 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He was also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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