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    Comes in a 4-panel matte digipack featuring Wilmington artist Kate Winchell's detailed scratchboard illustration.

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    The limited edition 12" vinyl version of "Overgrown," pressed by United Record Pressing, and featuring Wilmington artist Kate Winchell's detailed scratchboard illustration.

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lyrics

Lie down, Lie down, Lay my fortune wide
In this story, my life
Is only a line
A little letter in the poem
Allow me and I’ll contribute a song

When yesterday’s wind, came in
The town boarded up, they locked themselves in
And before the thunder
The rain started pouring
The river flood the streets, the wind blew no warning

So Ma, she came out after the storm
Wheeling like hurricane, she turned around, she warned,
“There’s nothing else left,
Everything’s gone
You can stay here, but I’m moving on”

Lie down, lie down, lay my fortune wide
Cause the suns through the pines
And the tides on the rise
And there’s no reason why
For erosion by ocean and outer space light

So Ma she took the train, and I stuck around
But the pine mill closed, no work could be found
So I went for food
I went into town
But the farmers were gone, the market was down

So I went to Rosemarie’s grave
Atop of the hill, she lasted the surge-water wake
So I sat down beside her
But she wouldn’t make a sound
So with nothing else left, I went to lie down and drown

Lie Down, lie down, lay my fortune wide,
Cause I’m through the pining,
There’s no silver lining
No reason to cry
No reason that I shouldn’t lie down and die

Though the river is swift,
It aint always deep
I can see the rocks on the bottom where the crayfish sleep
And I drift, and I pray
I drift and I pray
I drift and I pray
I’ve just enough faith

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from Overgrown, released October 30, 2012

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Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine Wilmington, North Carolina

The Swimming Machine runs on combustion. Fill it with fuel – a blend of upright bass, sax, guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, xylophone and trumpet. To ignite, whistle, shout, and sing. Oxygen is required. Stomp if it gives you any trouble. To get the pistons turning, stir in some tambourines, buckets, shakers, cymbals, spoons, a tin can and as many floor toms as you can get your hands on. ... more

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