Iowa Won't Wait Forever

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Another song about grandparents. Only song to be re-recorded from 2013's acoustic album 'Money, God and Other Drugs'.

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I see you crying across this church room floor
Your grandma ain’t sitting where she was two weeks before
The casket line it grows and grows, too many this month is all I know
Your favorite souls are somewhere else tonight
And death took me back to that gravel Iowa road
Grandpa can’t do the chores kuz his flesh has run cold
And grandma says she’ll never move from the farm
Where they raised kids and horses we’ll bury her heart
The boys carry the casket, the others lock their arms tonight

Us grandkids been drowning in a world of choice
Our relatives smile at the sound of our voice
They’ve worked all along to leave the stage poised
Knowing Iowa won’t wait forever

And we sing the songs we think they’d like to hear
And we say we won’t be defined by what we fear
If we live brave and our courage burns strong
No loss is in vain and no life’s ever gone
With our childhood refrains, the dead sing along
The dead will sing us to sleep every night

And we sing the songs we think they’d like to hear
And we say we won’t be defined by what we fear
So boys let’s pick up these pens and guitars
We’ve never found comfort in a house or a bar
Come on let’s be men, and follow through these plans
Kuz folks living and dead have shown faith in all that we are

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from Elsewhere, released March 3, 2017

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Worst Days Down Edmonton, Alberta

A punk rock band based in Edmonton, Alberta. Initially started by vocalist/guitarist Ben Sir in 2011 as an acoustic project, it transitioned to a full band at the beginning of 2014.
Featuring members of notable Edmonton bands such as Audio/Rocketry, Fire Next Time and Desiderata, Worst Days Down aim to record, perform and tour as many places as possible.
New album 'Elsewhere' coming Fall 2016.
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