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  1. Toxic Town

Musicians:
Emily Millard - vocals, piano
Colin Nealis - electric bass
Daniel Gaucher - drums
Sandro Perri - harpsichord
Jesse Zubot - violin
Michael Davidson - vibraphone

Composer & Lyricist: Emily Millard
Producer: Sandro Perri

Lyrics

when you were born, you knew
one breath of city air
one taste of North America
you tried to slip away
before anybody guessed your name

they didn’t really know
how to care for your soul

they laid you in a cradle
by a highway sign
between a shipping lane and a railway line
on the unceded land
you inherited from a soy farmer & a native band


they didn’t really know
how to care for your soul

how can you plant a seed in a toxic town

the debt of generations weathered and worn
your grandfather was gravely misinformed
he covered all the land with chemicals
that seeped into the water table

some grew a harder shell
while the cancer spread
from the horn of plenty to the fountainhead
you caught a train to ride
to the end of all tracks
where you sunk your spade in the unturned land

they didn’t really know
how to care for your soul

how can you plant a seed in a toxic town