Bullshit Dream

by Balto

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Martin Elliott A credible, sardonically smiling look at what we're living in. Like something off of Highway 61 +50 yrs. Making love in the back of your car may very well be the best advice you could receive right now.
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Jesse A fun, cantankerous rant on modern society.
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Engineering, Mixing, & Production by Jon Joseph Pollock
Mastering by Dave McNair

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Snapchat, pornhub, cyber sex
Electronic cigarettes
Spray tan on the president
Just working on a dream I guess

Slimfast, botox trophy wives
Pool boys, fuck boys, magic mikes
You’re so pretty, won’t you get in line
A face like that goes viral

Thrift store cowboys, basic chicks
Glamour camping, selfie sticks
Check your online presences
Never mind the grandeur

Influencers indie bands
Wookies, festies, lifestyle brands
electric kool aid acid test
Except that you can stream it

You and I wake up each morning
Get groceries take out the trash
There’s no use denying we broke it we’re buying
I’m afraid that there’s no turning back

So fill up the tank when it’s cheapest
And we’ll drive till it’s dry and we’ll park
To Keep on fighting do something righteous
And Make love in the back of your car

Socialism? It’s a Bullshit dream
We’ve got a trickle down economy
More - but less for you and me
Jesus, what a GDP

While the Underworked and underfed
underclasses understand
That the factories ain’t coming back
And a big old wall won’t do it

Cuz the uber drivers are out of work
and they’ve fired all the checkout girls
And I know makes it all a little worse
But these discounts are expensive

Police beatings, holy wars
Walmart, cocaine, surplus corn
And I guess that’s what the flag is for
We all get what we deserve

Opioids, diazapenes
Pump the schoolkids full of speed
And scare them off of shrooms and weed
Money talks it doesn’t grow on trees

Shanty towns in parking lots
LA quakes in Arkansas
Garbage Islands, martial law
Still you can’t trust the science

Mascara on the anchor on the tv news
He’s Worried about which room you use
He’s got the average straight white pronoun blues
And there’s still a war on Christmas

Jesus in the shopping malls
Karaoke worship songs
The rest must be Obama’s fault
But I guess we’ll thank him later

Once we’ve Fucked the World in all directions
Brought on an early Armageddon
Hope my daughter’s still eleven
when they beam the good ones up to heaven
(Cuz you know what they do at 12)

well they don’t drink and they don’t drive
There’s record teenage suicide
And they won’t even go outside
unless their mama makes ‘em

Sittin’ Home alone on the telephone
Jerking off and getting stoned
The kids aint sinners they’re just really bored
But really Can you blame them?


released November 5, 2018


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Balto Los Angeles, California

Balto is mercurial American roots music - song-driven rock’n’roll – a hair-raising live band from the Northwest – electric guitars and Hammond organs, swirling psychedelia, an occasional Bonzo drum flourish, held down on bass by a former fighter with a deep admiration for James Jamerson ... more


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