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I'm stuck in this cheap hotel room, trying to stave off panic. My livelihood is resting on the mercy of mechanics. My Daewoo croaked on the side of the road, and I purged my wallet to get it towed to a town that I can't find on a map. I'm all cleaned out and feeling trapped. The auto shop just told me that the parts I need won't come today. Now, the panic's getting worse; I've got another show to play! He said, "I'm shocked that it got you this far." Why did I purchase a foreign car? Now I'll have to cancel the show. I'm so damn bored, but I've nowhere to go. I'm running low on currency. Maybe I'll call my father, but all he'll do is lecture me; I don't know why I bother. He'll say that I should've just stayed home. "Get a real job and act like you're grown!" I really don't wanna argue with him: the way I feel, he'll probably win. There's nothing in this hotel room to do but sit and watch TV. I'd hang out in the lobby but the concierge would leer at me. What are you all staring at me for? Have you never seen an Afro before? I should've known this town was a drag when I saw all the Confederate flags. I'd go outside and take a walk (fresh air would surely do me good), but when I go out, all I see is a McDonald's and some woods. I don't wanna get strung up on a tree; there may be Klansmen waiting for me. I've got no choice but to stay inside until the mechanics fix my ride.


from Sometimes You've Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace, released July 27, 2010
Violin by Aisha Burns; cello by Nicole Kern; all other voices & instruments by Sean Padilla



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Homemade genre-free semi-autobiographical songs written, performed and recorded almost entirely by Sean Padilla, a Charlotte, NC resident who does his best with what he has.


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