In the land of opportunity Not a goddamned thing gonna came to you for free There ain’t no house up in the hills Just credit cards and mounting bills Six bucks an hour won’t get it done And sixty hours a week isn’t any fun It’s all there for the making Michael’s future is his for the taking Take the plates off of the Chevrolet A rubber mask and his old man’s .38 Two jobs down third time’s the charm An interstate bank with a silent alarm Cops run him down on the way out of town Shot thirteen times before he hit the ground Close his eyes look to the sky Close his eyes look to the sky Says “Father, is it alright for me to die?”
Unknown Artist: Stockyard Stoics
Quite possibly the best thing to ever come out of Oregon, Stockyard Stoics is an up-and-coming band in the ska punk scene. I think they have a familiar but fresh sound, and true punk energy with a raw sound that could send them to the top of their genre. Since their formation, the band has re-located to Brooklyn and continue to play many shows in the NYC area. The members have been in multiple bands like, Morning Glory,Leftover Crack, The Readymen, The Rickets, Trust Us and The X-Possibilities. They haven’t put out an album since ‘05 but I hope to hear some new stuff soon.