Obligatory Cheer, Part II

by Sanfran

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Obligatory cheer
at designated times of the year
oh I’ve had it up to here

like a battery hen plied with antibiotics-
Hallmark holidays as a tonic

Diageo demands
that I wave my hands in the air
like I haven’t a care in the world

this world reprimands
if I don’t dance and clap hands
grin like a fool
and pretend to break the rules


released January 19, 2016
Words and Music by Anthony Bates



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Sanfran Dublin, Ireland

Woody Guthrie and Serge Gainsbourg embark on a tumultuous relationship and adopt the bastard son of Iggy Pop and scar him for life with their drug-fuelled, late-night quarrels. Sinbad the Sailor as he’s known (he's quite urbane and edgy) eventually decides to run away from home and start a rock ‘n’ roll cult.

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