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from Milky White by The Good

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If you could put a spin on a Jamaican proverb
Might it make a little bit of fame everlasting?
Would they put you in the ranks of the Edgar Allens?
Or does it matter any more that a man condemned to drown can't hang?

If you could look right off the cover of the morning paper
Would that be better than a column in the women's section?
Obscurity or oblivion, is there a trade-off?
Or is it worth it to consider
Reasonable to remember
That a man condemned to drown can't hang?

If your ending could top any triple act you'd ever written
If Grim could do you like a movie that would leave heads shaking
Would people talk to your friends like they were summing up fiction?
And might they forget about your mama
Lose her in the drama
Lose her in the sky
Not wonder why a big, loud storm
Can make it hard to see the space you left behind
And still remember that a man condemned to drown can't hang?

Hang with me, stay with me
Don't you ever fade away from me


from Milky White, released January 1, 1997
Written by Tony Rogers


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The Good Chicago, Illinois

The Good is the creation of singer / songwriters Tony Rogers ( and Devin Arkin (who died from brain cancer in late 2016), joined by John Scholvin (guitar), Dave Rothkopf (bass), and John Goodman (drums). The band began making waves on the Chicago music scene in the early 90's; they've released 4 critically acclaimed full length studio albums, and more. ... more

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