Brother Trucker

Brother Trucker

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Part 1 of Jimmy / Razor - from the 4/12/12 Raccoon River Show. 

Brother Trucker

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Part 2 of Jimmy / Razor Wire from the 4/12/12 Raccoon River Show.

Brother Trucker

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From the Raccoon River show on 4/12.

Brother Trucker

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From the Raccoon River Show in April of 2012

Brother Trucker

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Here is a live track from the Raccoon River Show in April of 2012.

Brother Trucker
2011-05-30
Brother Trucker
2012-04-15
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Andy Fleming

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They found him on the steps Out in front of St. Alphonsus He was missing both his shoes With some broken teeth responses The bloody stained glass lies busted into pieces on the ground The arresting officer familiar with the situation Picked him up a day before at a notorious location Took pity on the boy with the black eyes lying on the ground He lives downtown On the cold hard ground Since his folks found out He lives downtown Nathan is a veteran of the Army or Navy Just don’t ever call him on it And don’t ever call him crazy First thing he taught him was you never turn your back out on the street The last thing he taught him was you never turn your back out on the street CHORUS Found him on the steps out in front of Saint Alphonus He was missing both his shoes with some broken teeth responses Pity on the boy with the black eyes lying on the ground CHORUS May God have mercy on his broken winged angles on the street
Brother Trucker
2009-03-23
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Andy Fleming

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She’s been crying since they pulled out from the drive All the neighbors waving standing side by side Except her best friend Billy who’s hiding in his bed room crying They got boxes with labels for everything they own From the chip coffee cup to her hot pink telephone There’s not a box big enough to give this pain in her heart a home Thermos full of coffee and some sandwiches on ice Rotated all the tires so you know she’s rolling nice We’re leaving extra early so we’ll be running with the trucks until light Mama’s gonna drive little brother’s pumps the gasoline Mama’s gonna drive little brother pumps the gasoline He can light cigarettes and he’s good when the map needs reading Duct taped up the boom box so the batteries stay in Shoe box full of tapes alphabetically put in A solitary ear plug with a band aid holding the input in For 16 years it’s all she’s known of home Got a mark on the door showing every inch she’s grown Just because sh e’s going don’t mean she wants to go

Bonita

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Andy Fleming

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Bonita came the rake through the gravel voice of her granddad Her granddad or “Pappy” - Was a name that was used by children and adults alike They had to move into his old farm house the same New Years Day Roberto Clemente died Bonita was a big boned girl but she was jack rabbit fast She could throw a hard ball like a boy Just like the way her daddy showed her how But she never dare mention his name Because Pappy always say - “Well, where the hell is he now?” Pappy was a good man - unless he’s drinking wine Now the only days he ever did that - were the one’s that ended with a why "Y" It was the difference from day to night - from pitch black to broad day light Now that farmhouse had a barn window that was strike zone high She used to let her fast balls fly straight and let her sad thoughts float away like butterflies Pappy keeps on calling her name and Bonita just keeps on throwing strikes
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Andy Fleming

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Kicked the shit out of the kid in the AC/DC shirt Behind the big green dumpster of the kitchen of the place he worked Washing dish es with his bloody nose acting like it doesn’t hurt Well the rusted out Duster got a full tank of gasoline Paid his little kid sister two dollars if she’d make her clean The little brat's gonna get it cause there’s empties rolling under the seat McDermit’s in the Malibu jawing out the window At the pretty identical twin sisters sitting in the backseat rolling in a wood panel wagon Muffler and the coat hanger sparking and a sagging The Po-Po on the corner of Clark St. are watching at their 20 miles and hour And the traffic that they’re blocking By the Quick Trip, Come Go, 7 to a 11 got a fresh pack, a 40 ounce sack full of heaven 2nd shift is sinking in the window getting smaller As his pocket burns a hole with his very last dollar His buddies at the bar have been drinking there for hours Hit’s the parking lot needing dinner and shower
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Andy Fleming

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Her mama she loves Jesus And her daddy he loves beer Big brother loves the cocaine And that’s why he don’t live here Her big sister loves her boyfriend And her boyfriend loves his car Sometimes he lets her wash it when her daddy’s at the bar It was warm for a November When big brother came to town All the neighbors stood around watching He and daddy throw it down Had to lock them up at county But they slept in separate cells More procedure than precaution Cause they both been beat to hell It’s hops and barely Vs. Nazi Speed One’s .27 - One’s grinding teeth Maybe the cops come - They probably wont Who’ll save the girl - down on Heartbreak Rd?
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Andy Fleming

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She was not the pretty sister No one talked to her too much Worked the counter at the diner Across from City Brake and Clutch In the quiet of her evening In the darkness of her room She would sit beside her window And tell her secret to the moon Today I met a boy named Joseph And though I know it’s not a sin In the eye sight of my father He wont see beyond his skin A boy named Joseph a refugee The land he left was soaked in bloodshed He can’t count the lives he’s lost Sent away for his survival With memories that20pay the cost Drinks his coffee like a trucker With the spoon inside the cup She always brings him extra gravy The cooks in back don’t give enough He always smiles at her sweetly She bought him his first pair of gloves They work on English on his lunch break Her job’s at City Brake and Clutch A boy named Joseph a refugee A different time a different place Her mother and her father shared his fate Happy stories should have no end Like the smile on the face of a friend It gets so cold here in this city But there’s warmth inside her eye’s And the secret kept between them Gives him hope for his new life And her fathers none the wiser To the smile on her face Given to her from a boy Who comes from very far away A boy named Joseph a refugee

Billy

03:54
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Andy Fleming

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They fly over the houses Every morning noon and night Looking like diamonds In a sky of powder white The kids in California Don’t even know this place exist Unless they got a second cousin Living back=2 0here in the sticks In the morning drinking coffee in his tiny little place Blows the dust off of the trophy that they when they took state The hottest days of summer at the little park See him pitching to a backstop Until it got too dark Senior year of high school He threw a perfect game After he fell off of a ladder he never threw the same In the evening drinking whiskey in his tiny little place Throws the bottle at the mirror don’t want to see his face Billy is a roofer Working hard through the Fall He’d imagined he be different Making his money playing ball At the Conoco Station You buy cigarettes and coke When your working on a ladder your caffine ain’t a joke And the radio’s just chatter they never play no songs When they tell us about the weather -they always get it wrong In the morning drinking coffee in his tiny little place Billy is a Roofer
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Andy Fleming

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In the night sky I see the bright lights of the night life of this town Getting small as I’m driving away And the wind blows hard With each passing car I’m just holding the steering wheel straight Miles fall And my windshield is the blade At a kitchen table 100 miles away She feel asleep sitting straight She’d check the window With each car that’d pass Her tired eyes wouldn’t wait Friday Night really means Saturday Speed trap sits waiting at the overpass No time to decelerate Monday comes and your face shows it’s age
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Andy Fleming

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High heals on the pavement Still wet from the rain Car mufflers coughin’ And idling in pain Baby please listen Get back in the car We’re 10 miles from nowhere It’s cold and it’s dark 5 miles an hour The speedometer reads I said I was sorry What else can I be? Goddamn my bad temper I wont drink no more beer I’ll cut back on everything You’ve been asking for years It’s not like it’s the first time she’s heard that before This time she just wants to believe it more Baby we’re not children anymore There’s frost on the windsh ield Inside the car Hazards are flashing The sun’s coming up
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Andy Fleming

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The towns football coach is a widowed ex marine Who drank alone on most nights Down at 48 lanes He puts a buck worth of quarters on G93 Until it drowns out those pins As there favorite song played Do you know what I really miss? Home cooking The kid tending bar is two years out of school Had his first line last summer on his brothers roofing crew Then he starting missing work cause it’s all that he’d do He’s got a far away look - that’d like to cut you into Do you know what I really miss? It’s home cooking. He never leaves any tips Some night they call him a cab He told the kid tending bar Something he’ll never soon forget Said - “Your brother was an asshole - You were better than him.. With his silver front capped tooth - and his shit eating grin… The boy couldn’t catch a cold- he had a china cup chin… I never saw This for you… and it’s a Goddamn sin…” Do you know what I miss ? Home Cookin’
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Andy Fleming

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He’s got himself a situation Outside the bars back door Closing time was 2:30 It’s now a quarter to four He’s got a key to the office The cash drawer’s in a bag Next to a broken lock safe That’s filled with cleaners and rags It’s not like there his family They’ve always been mostly fair Let him take off extra days That time he fell down the stairs See it comes down to money They got a lot more them him The kid with the tattoo That says “Born To Win” Is this your shot at something big? It’s your last shot at something big. Just like his big brother told him You got your gives and your takes You had a shot at something big And then you had a bad break You want to live in the world You only get what you take Some things just come around once Like good luck and mistakes It’s your last shot at something big Is this your shot at something big?
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Andy Fleming

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On Grandma’s wall there’s a picture of the last family reunion Between JKF and the Pope and her Billy’s first communion Hasn’t slept in her bed since her Lou had The Big One On her living room couch with her Bible and his shot gun Made her famous fried chicken with a side of mash potato’s They all fit in the kitchen with the game on the radio Lou was telling stories about his time in Korea Never fired his weapon - but he ate Kim Chi once And some how there’d be a fight Always about nothing Hear them yelling in the night Arguing about something Like it happened last night More to the truth it was three years ago In a drawer by the stove is where he kept his whiskey You’ll never see her drunk But she replaces it weakly You’ll find her in the kitchen with the gospel on the TV With the sound turned up loud And a picture you can’t see Most noise that kitchen made in years Had a house full of rooms But they’d all sit in here Big Lou told Grandma “Don’t love them boys too hard” The oldest one’s in prison 0A The young one’s in the graveyard The middle child Billy got a skull like a bricks hard That’s his Chevy and his pick up rusting out in the front yard Was a Saturday Night She thought she heard something With a broken flash light and Lou’s loaded shotgun She blew a hole through the night And Billy lay dead in the yard
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Jake

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Brother Trucker
07/03/2013
Andy Fleming

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Here is a live version of Bar Fight from our 7/3/13 El Bait Shop.  This was previously heard on Andy Fleming's radio show on KFMG.  At the end of Bar fight the band does a little bit of "Hip Shake" by Slim Harpo.