"A NATIONAL TRAGEDY"

by Knock 'Em Alive

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VERSE 1:
Renouncing highbrow opinions
Fuels his engines
Makes his mother livid
And ruins her well crafted image

Cause Stanley joined the family business
Quit within a minute
Dusted off his vintage Gibson
Now he sings in bars on the fringes

CHORUS:
They're calling it a national tragedy
They're calling it a national tragedy
Without a hint of any irony
They're calling it a national tragedy

VERSE 2:
Against his fathers wishes
He ditches fixing glitches
Instead he washes dishes
His brothers and sisters think he's twisted

But he's never been to prison
Or had a drug addition
On the microphone he's still spittin'
Yet to regret his decision

CHORUS:
They're calling it a national tragedy
They're calling it a national tragedy
Without a hint of any irony
They're calling it a national tragedy

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released 03 September 2014
Lyrics and Vocal: John Q. Gruber
Composition and Mix: Jamie Muffett
Arrangement: John Q. Gruber and Jamie Muffett

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Artist Bio
John Q. Gruber (aka “Knock ‘Em Alive”) will be forever indebted to music. He writes and records songs as a form of pay-back (with interest), hoping to add to the long-term value of the vault. Nothing loaned him more inspiration than New York City between the years 1977 to 1984. It was gritty, grimy and explosively-charged. These were the times of a near-bankrupt city, the reign of Th ... more

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