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William Elliott Whitmore - Animals In The Dark Hard times

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40822107
  • Recorded:2008 Flat Black Studio - Iowa
  •  ©2008 Anti Inc.
  • Backup Vocals:Katherine Ruestow
  • Bass:Adam Lubsetich
  • Drums:Kevin Eyers
  • Vocals, Guitar, Banjo:William Elliott Whitmore
  • Drums:Johnathan Crawford
  • Bass:Pete Biasi
  • Cello:Will Roselic
  • Organ:David Zollo
  • Accordion:Hagan Myers
  • E Bow:Joel Anderson

Lyrics

my grandma's grandpa came over across the sea
in the boiler room of a steamship
on his way from Germany

he was runnin' from the Kaiser
who was putting the hammer down
the cries of the dying men were such an awful sound

hard times made us

my father was a railroad man, a mechanic and a son of the soil
his back was busted
his hands were cut and sore but he swore that

hard times made us
I would not trade them all for anything

uncle sam ain't no kin to me
what we have is a crisis of authority

hard times made us
I would not trade them all for anything