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By Kathleen Dunbar
Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar

I got a deep and burnin wound
don’t know what the hell I am do-in I’m
stuck on the ride goin round and round
that’s trouble for sure that’s the devil in town
I got a deep and burnin wound

it never goin to get better than this here
I go to shift and I grind the gear
I got the bad luck broke the mirror
the fucked up crack in what is clear
ain’t gonna get better than this here

Down by the riverside, that’s where I go when I want to hide
Oh hoh you know I tried, how many times you know I cried

hangman got to have his supper too
you take a money job when you need to make it through
get up again when the mornin is new¬¬¬
it ends the same whatever you do
hangman got to have his supper too

a kiss is sugar in your veins
the hunger’s worse with every bed you lay in
upon your leg the velvet chain
you can pray or beg but it’s all the same
for a kiss like sugar in your veins


the brimstone preacher loves his word
he ain’t lived the hardship in this world
ain’t no balm gonna heal the hurt
drop the coffin in the ground, shovel in the dirt
oh give that preacher back his word

we’re each the do-er and the done
we each got the ticket that lost and the one that won
you get drunk and confess your fun
the law gets involved and it’s best you run
we’re each the do-er and the done



from Liars, Cutthroats and Dames, released August 4, 2017
Kathleen Dunbar/songwriting, vocals. Gawain Mathews/guitars, electric bass, shakers, mandola, tambourine, backing vocals. Kyle Caprista/drums. Rich Armstrong/backing vocals. Bryan S. Dyer/backing vocals. Joseph Feusi/backing vocals.



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Kathleen Dunbar San Francisco, California

You may notice my songs are about angels and devils, birth, life, death, about creation and crumbling destruction—the troubles we humans get ourselves into and the choices we make—some of them funky, some of them ending in the dark, others rising into the light of morning. Touching, humorous, spellbinding storytelling—my songs brings you into the irony, the tragedy, and the possibilities of life. ... more

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