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Overcast skies along the way
The people running down the street
Some stacks grow like tigerlilly plumes
You could hear them scream from miles away

The jackhammers had stirred the crows
The bodies are rolling in their graves
And the priest is crying, for his love is dying
Surely he thought he'd known his faith

Maybe it's nobodies fault
It's I who looked back, and turned, to salt
I never cared, no I never even dared
But it's too hard this time
When it's right before your eyes

The torn laments had brought me close to them
The drugs eased my soul and pushed it all back
The carnival sparks in the sky triggered scars in my mind
The carousel swung circles like your neck and your tie

N' I ran and I ran through aesthetic streetlights with cigarette holes in my shoes
N' I tripped as I moved on the cracks in the sidewalk filled with the reflection of you
Well I climbed the flèche of the church you so admired
N' I burned down, oh in fire

Maybe it's nobodies fault
It's I who looked back, and turned, to salt
I never cared, no I never even dared
But it's too hard this time
When it's right before your eyes

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from They Left Us Alone, released February 18, 2017

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Cigarettes and Milk Portland, Oregon

Everyone says my moniker is gross. Cigarettes and Milk is the factual and fictitious project of Waldo Przekop. Which is me. Stories of a kid who hates the system of oppression put in place by a capitalist society. Songs of my deepest internal grief and anxiety. I am emotional, almost none of my music is happy. I am a lo-fidelity musician and I am folk out of the gutter. A blueberry farmer too. ... more

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