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part 1

I spent the night in Jersey City
November salty breeze
My mind was on the turnpike
Her head upon my knees

Now we leave the party
Slam the old screen door
Now she says she loves me
Okay, it’s time to go

In the marshes of phragmites
It’s called the giant reed
You can spot the Jersey Devil
Among those ten foot weeds

Further down the turnpike
Found a man I think I know
He says he is my old friend
I doubt his motives though

We talk about the old times
Raise a glass to Easy Joe
Who paid all his debts with travelers checks
Disappeared ‘fore it started to snow

It’s late in the evening
He offers to buy one more
I say no, he says hey bartender
That’s okay I’m fresh outa dough

That’s when he says he loves me
Okay it’s time to go

part II

The Devil’s down in Jersey pulling the woods down
He’s got the bittersweet vine and rambling rose

The Lord is out in Cali setting fire to the desert
He’s planned the day when they’ll sink into the see

The Devil’s o’er in Persia shouting “…Siege unto Jerusalem”
To radical men with cracks in their feet

The Devil’s down in Jersey pulling the woods down
He’s got the bittersweet vine and rambling rose

The Lord is out in Cali setting fire to the desert
He’s planned the day let’s stay at home

The Devil’s o’er in Persia shouting “…Siege unto Jerusalem”
Build that wall, my people must be free

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from Here Hope Flows Like Blood From the Nose, track released July 18, 2008
B. Crouch

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The Resurrectionists Boston, Massachusetts

The Resurrectionists celebrate the dark depths of American roots music with a feel-good, righteous rock fervor.

Refined over the course of countless gigs in and around Boston, the 4-piece band’s performances combine driving rhythms and hellbent showmanship with a twilit vocal tour of family and faith, booze and the blues.
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