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1.
The Steeplejack Like a cartoon horse in a children’s book just plodding along (Underneath the hot sun) The promise is the stick and the carrot is the song (We got ourselves a live one) I believe in a little bit... Home-baked and elevated but not for long (Sorry sugar—he’s spun) The steeplejack can only climb so high Before he gotta push the bricks aside He says he ain't afraid of heights he lies It's all he thinks about-- all day And all night long… Heads up in a little bit see the gloves will come off (He’s fightin' against the big-time) Can’t spit for spite without that hacking cough (He's righting every slant rhyme) I believe in a little bit... Lost interest feeding from the bottomless trough (Look who’s moved the goal lines) I believe in a little bit…
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My Mother’s Side 48 years ago on March 26th A branch bent toward her door and it splintered to sticks The splinters arranged in the form of a fence And I’ve been trying to scale that thing ever since When I was born I came out of my mother’s side Now dreams can be explained but I will leave that to the sages And stories remain long after you read the pages They say a weight that is placed can be lifted again But I’ve been trying to get out from mine ever since then When I was born I came out of my mother’s side Some people swing the pendulum some read the chart of the hand Some people play it safe some people give up the band The time to stay focused well you see that it came and it went So darling pull up the covers and remain in the tent When I was born I came out of my mother’s side
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You’re a streak—across the sky And then you’re gone—without ever asking why Me I’m a follower—no I don’t make no sound It’s not so hard—if you spin and roll when you hit ground You see me flip—but don’t worry, petal, I turn out fine I just bite my lip—and learn to turn on a dime Parlor tumbler You feel the wave you roll with it Parlor tumbler In unison you rejoin the kit The highs they are so high—genetically predisposed I guess To fly—but the lows —to draw the curtains closed is best You’re a streak—across the sky And then you’re gone—without ever asking why Parlor tumbler Change approach and fall like sleep Parlor tumbler Roll with the foundation creep Me I’m a follower—no I don’t make no sound You see me flip—but don’t worry, petal, I turn out fine The highs they are so high—genetically predisposed I guess You’re a streak—across the sky

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released March 2, 2019

Johnny Leitera: guitars and vox
Recorded and mixed by Rory Murphy at The Monti Building, Brooklyn NY
Mastered by Tom Scheponik
Cover photo: Johnny Leitera, Bristanbul, Bristol, UK

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Tuff Sunshine New York

"Play Loud!"--New York Times

"Cool NYC trio Tuff Sunshine does emotive indie fare that skillfully fuses funky soul with wiry postpunk." --Time Out NY

"NYC Band You Oughta Know" -- Stagebuddy.com

"New Band of the Day" -- Louder Than War Blog (UK)

"Yinz guys are soooo awesome" --Guy in Pittsburgh
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