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Paid In Cocaine

This song is by The Mountain Goats and appears on the album Goths (2017).

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Crusty boots in the corner
Of the closet by the tackle box
Once proud shining silver buckles
Safe behind the normalcy locks

Baubles and bangles
A lost age
Still all aglow
With the radiance of the stage

That's who I was (that's who I was)
This is who I am (this is who I am)
Work to pay down the interest on the mortgage
Use to get paid by the gram

Long Beach
Long Beach can you hear me?
Can you hear me Long Beach?
Long Beach
Long Beach can you hear me?
Can you hear me Long Beach?

Master tape from the show we did at Fender's
Back in '85
Dark paisley from Retail Slut
All four of us still fresh and alive

Flashes and phosphenes
It's hard to believe that's me
Strapped in and visibly sweating
As happy as I'm ever gonna be

You're by my side (you're by my side)
Five years left on your collar (five years on your collar)
You're cashing out, all dressed up
For your date with the emergency ward

Long Beach
Long Beach can you hear me?
Can you hear me Long Beach?
Long Beach
Long Beach can you hear me?
Can you hear me Long Beach?

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