Riverside Ronnie

from The Awesome Depression by Devastating Karate

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Ron lived on the west side of the river
Worked his job up at the Riverside
Sun sets in Red Bluff, breeze it brings a shiver
The word it travels, tears in Tami’s eye

This web it starts up in the rafters
Descending down and proceeding to surround
The news is spreading, friends and family gather
Back from the river, infecting the whole town

These are the last words we were told
3 weeks since Ronnie was set free
The spiders gather by the shore
Face down in cat tails, at only 23

Hey Ronnie, this whole town’s looking for you
We’re calling, for answers you only knew
Someday we’ll say, what could have been, we’ll never know
So long to Riverside Ronnie, memories of you on the shore

Three shots and sorrow is all that we could say
A little town with a full dose of this scene
The Riverside shuts down early, even for a Monday
Rolling tears and makeup float memories of Ronnie


from The Awesome Depression, released November 26, 2009


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"A tongue-in-cheek, honky-tonk tinged (former) power trio that hoists a brew to everything from Hank Williams' earthy country to hormonal '80s hair metal, this bunch is almost as fun as that one Fourth of July where Uncle Kenny passed out on the neighbors' lawn" (Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review-Journal) ... more

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