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Pennies In The Water

from Big Small Town by Urban Blight Players

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I want you like pennies in the water
Tossed myself
A sweaty start
Like a bike ride through the deep dark suburbs
I’m turning red
Red of a heart

'Introduce you to all of my friends
She’s such a pretty girl
Hope the attention tastes sweet
Like chocolate vanilla swirl
And a sweet sweet lip in my mouth
A song in my head


Putting my hands on your head
Fingers through scarlet hair
Tangling passenger seat
Seatbelts and glasses off
The lights of a passing car distract me
I turn my head


Girl in the passenger seat
Girl with the tender foot
Didn’t realize the pain you were in
Sure didn’t mean to be a jerk
So I let your red balloon go
I watched float away

I want you like pennies in the water
Tossed myself
A sweaty start
Like a streetlight through
The deep dark winter
I’m covering up
Quilt of a heart


from Big Small Town, released December 5, 2004
Bill: vocals, guitar, tambourine
Benjy: drums
Wally: bass
Trung: vocals
Rich Ives: piano
Jack Petracek: messing with Benjy's drums


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Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO songwriter Bill Michalski exorcises his demons in his new EP, CRANKY. By (almost) entirely eschewing the acoustic guitar in favor of electric and working with a crack live rhythm section, Michalski's songs reach a new level of energy. Mr. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. CRANKY is his first non-single release since 2013. ... more

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