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we never really go home
6 miles on either side of the grand river
stolen land on either side of the grand river
and that was my home
but it was never really my home
never really mine - never really my home
but its in my bones

farmers in the city work in factories
farmers in the city worked in factories
go to church on sunday

i asked my dad what his work had been
i asked my dad how his work had been
big factories eat themselves
big unions eat themselves too
big fish move production south
we never lost a house
i never lost a house

from careers to contracts

severance! severance!
i got a chorus
severance! severance!
it goes ‘nah nah nah nah/ nah nah nah”
severance! severance!
I cut my hands so i can feel
i cut my eyes so I can see
there is no home to go home to

no one’s talking about a living wage

this city stinks
but it smells like paychecks, it smells like jobs
now we’re waiting for the smell to come back

the smell of oil, the smell of tires, the smell of malt
the smell of oil, the smell of tires, the smell of malt

subdivided
subdivided
6 miles on either side….
a gridlock maze of model homes
and that was not my home
but shit, that was someone’s home
and it was never really their home
sold, foreclosed


severance! severance!
i got a chorus
severance! severance!
it goes ‘nah nah nah nah/ nah nah nah”
severance! severance!
I cut my hands so i can feel
i cut my eyes so I can see
tell me, what home are we making?

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from getting better getting worse, released April 26, 2015

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loosestrife Montréal, Québec

Loosestrife is about being vulnerable and noisey, generous and queer. Claire Lyke (drums, vocals) and Shaun Weadick (guitar, vocals) make visceral punk rock. We flirt with pop music and have a crush on post-hardcore. In our live shows we want the audience to dance and we make up dances for you as well. We want to make power, not take it or guard it but build it up all together, in solidarity. ... more

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