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Jesse Winters

from Lamb by Workman Song

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Jesse Winters found himself alone at 12 o’clock. It occurred to him slowly that loneliness is a path he’d rather not walk. “Poor, poor Jesse,” he told himself, “he’s on his hands and knees! He’s got no pride!” Preparing a letter addressed to the friends and the foes that he happened to have known, he scrawled in ink what was torn in his heart: his tormented feelings and his woes. “Poor, poor Jesse,” he told himself, “He’s on his hands and knees! He’s got no pride! Ah!” He picked up a rifle, then he stuffed an envelope with his letter to world, and tied his boots with the laces that he once used to hang himself, but broke. “Poor, poor Jesse,” he told himself as he loaded up his ammunition. He dropped his letter then he started shooting at the sky in the city square. And as they dragged him away, he told them about the letter — to read it out loud at the fair. It said: “My name’s Jesse. I’m angry at God, I ain’t ashamed to say. And so at noon, I’m gonna shoot Him down from his throne in the sky in the middle of the day. And when He falls down from the earth, my friends, we’re gonna have a trial — for each and every tragedy and genocide and every single problem He has made. I’m hoping He’ll apologize. Do you think He’ll apologize? I don’t know. But I hope so. — Jesse Winters.”

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from Lamb, released April 20, 2014
Sean McMahon: vocals, guitars, drums
Kevin Grossman: cajon

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Workman Song Brooklyn, New York

Workman Song is Seán McMahon. A country preacher who cut his teeth on NYC subway platforms & stages, McMahon is known for his “gritty, freewheeling folk...earnest, amber-toned songs exploring the edges of faith” (The Wild Honey Pie) & a live show that's "equal parts Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), Bruce, and the Dead…what Dylan would have sounded like on about six tabs of acid" (Baeblemusic). ... more

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