Never Getting Warm

from by The Taxpayers

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  • Record/Vinyl

    SPR007 is the first vinyl pressing of one of my favorite punk albums ever from one of the most exciting bands in the galaxy. AWESOME.

    Originally released digitally and on CD in 2009 by Quote Unquote and Useless State, this album is a fearless intersection of the personal and political. Complete with fierce shoutalongs, stripped-down ballads, and some well-placed saxophone soloing, "Rhythm" is the bridge between 2007's gleefully haphazard "Exhilarating News" and 2010's hard-hitting "To Risk So Much For One Damn Meal". For me, this record redefines the possibilities of "folk punk", turning a handful of other nearby genres inside out in the process. The constant collision of blues, folk, country, swing, and punk rock gives the songs a volatile unpredictability that matches everything the Taxpayers are about as a band: simultaneously thoughtful and explosive, at once defiant and compassionate. Quote Unquote likens the album to "a party on fire[. . .]Everyone's about to die, but at least we're all laughin' about it." That sounds about right. Goofpunx 4ever.

    This pressing is limited to 500 LPs on 150-gram vinyl, 300 on black and 200 on translucent gold.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Rhythm in the Cages LP SPR07 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

In Dubrovnik, in a building, on an antique floor.
With the cutting edge of glass against the skin at the throat.
From the basement to the attic, running back and forth.
In the middle of a room through the ice and the storm.

We took the dope that we had, packed up as much as we could, threw a rock through the solitary window in the room.
Took the clothes on our bodies down to the open bag of trash, laying to rest every goddamn good thing we had ever had.

From the door, to the stairway, to the street, through a gathering storm;
Never getting warm.

In Dubrovnik, at a pawn shop, an exchange for more.
In the mail at the building an arraignment for court.
From the shelter to the elements, running back and forth.
From the shelter to the elements, right back to the store.

We took the cash that we had, packed up as much as we could, took the trash with the clothes to the backpacks and the goods.
Stuck a plug in the basin, possessions intact, started the faucet, the sink overflowing the edge.

From the door, to the stairway, to the street, through a gathering storm;
Never getting warm.

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from A Rhythm in the Cages LP SPR07, released December 1, 2012

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