The Depression

from by Bill Michalski

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lyrics

Your parents lived through the war
And the depression
Went to church Sunday morning
Communion and confession
And they raised you up
To work a good profession
Keep your chin up
And make a good impression

So the depression
Would never come back again
So why does it always
Always sneak back in?

You raised your kids up
To stay out of danger
No razor in the apple
No candy from strangers
When they came to you
With blues and melancholy
Tell 'em to keep their head down
And just keep busy

So the depression
Would never come back again
So why does it always somehow sneak back in?

And when you're gone, they'll say
At least she didn't suffer
When you're gone, they'll say
He sure was a tough one
Before you're gone, at least
Can you let down the buffer and breathe?

We lived through 9-11
And the Great Recession
We've got kids of our own
Give them our full attention
You might think it a selfish obsession
To burden everyone
With our self-expression

So the depression
Would never come back again
So why does it always somehow sneak back in?

And when you're gone, they'll say
At least she didn't suffer
When you're gone, they'll say
He sure was a tough one
When you're gone, I'll say
You were some kind of bluffer

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from What We Do Around Here, released December 10, 2013

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Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO musician Bill Michalski combines an acoustic singer-songwriter style with the energy and color of new wave pop. Michalski's lyrics feature a sometimes nostalgic, often wry view on WHAT WE DO AROUND HERE in day-to-day life. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. WHAT WE DO AROUND HERE is his first release since 2011. ... more

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