Charlie Guiteau

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*This song is written about our former guitarists REAL great uncle, Charles Guiteau, who is most well known for assassinating President Garfield in 1881. This already sweet topic was made much cooler by the fact that our guitarist (Aaron Stern) had a direct blood relation to 1 of the 4 presidential assassins. We couldn't resist writing a song about him, so Aaron helped me write lyrics from the perspective of his deranged uncle, who had claimed God had commanded him to kill the president during his trial. He was later hanged for his crimes.

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A set of mutilated feet
Rotting gums underneath
Yellow teeth

Soiled in my only clothes
Echo in the alley
A voice on the holy throne

"Slay Garfield, The Ungrateful"

How should I be remembered?
By Bulldog handles and Ivory triggers

My defense I recite to you
In epic rhyme, 'tis true.
Doctors killed the President
My bullet did not make it through

The circus of newspaper lunatics
You are slovenly folk
Entertained by tricks

The Lord be pleased
I have done its deed

You will all see
Defense lawyers made whores
When I’m president in 84’
When I am president in 1884
You’ll see

And you’ll agree,
It’s the act to beat

Bigger than me:
This is history

The Lord be pleased
I have done its deed

The lord be pleased…right now

"I saved my party and my land;
I will weep no more
I see the most glorious things
I am with the Lord."

He saw the most glorious things…
Through psychopathic eyes

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from Joint Ventures, released December 18, 2012
Music: Linn, Stern
Lyrics: Jobe, Stern

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