In Between My Dead​-​End Jobs

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Read about the origins of this track on Consequence of Sound:

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Snap out of the dream-like fix
When I run to punch the ticket
That's when I start my second shift

Step with me on the warehouse floor
I can barely make the rate
When I move across these packages

In between my dead-end jobs
What do I do
If I lose every reason
And I can't make it through

I'll paint you another picture
Put on a part-time retail skin
That's how I start my first shift

Step with me behind the counter
Boss berates me every day
When I serve a million endless faces

See, my eyes are glazing over as my focus sits on the truth
The world spins indifferently
I can't get a break for nothing
It costs an arm and a leg
So I spend the youth that's left in me

In between my dead-end jobs
What do I do
If I lose every reason
And I can't make it through

In between my dead-end jobs
Where do I go
If I'm stranded, broke and hopeless
My future illegible
With so much to lose

Now I hold on for a distraction
Keep my breath above the water
Forget the nature of the question

Now I hold on for a distraction
scraping one paycheck ahead
Of the three stamp claps of a disposession

I hold on for a distraction
But I know it just don't matter
Can't seem to climb up on the latter

You tell me we'll be all right
You believe it
Well, we ain't got another plan
So snap out of the fix and wait for the sun to come up and do it again

In between my dead-end jobs
What do I do
If I lose every reason
And I can't make it through

In between my dead-end jobs
Where do I go
If I'm stranded, broke and hopeless
My future illegible
With so much to lose

credits

from Pale Cicada, track released June 6, 2019
Hamilton Ulmer vocals, keys, production
John Doing: drums
Van Jackson-Weaver: guitars
Scott Padden: bass
Mario Godoy: saxophones
Ross Eustis: trumpet
Danny Lubin-Laden: trombone
Ian Pellicci: tracking
Nick Lobel: mix
Dale Becker: master

Album art by Gabriel Schama

Released on Good Eye Records

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Makeunder Oakland, California

Led by songwriter Hamilton Ulmer, Makeunder wrestles diverse tastes - from Renaissance motet, to art rock, to 90's R&B, synth pop, soul, & modern orchestral music - into powerful songs about death, survival, migration, & loss.

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