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When you turn thirty-two
You've outlived a mighty crew
Janice, Jimi, Robert Johnson,
I had five years on you
As I sat at my desk
In 1989
While Kid Rock
Sat by the lake
In Northern Michigan

My hair was short my hours were long
I did the work of lawyers
But the law brings death as scripture attests
As did the classic rock stations
I was looking for a spirit to give me life
And you may not have liked my choice
But it got me through some nights

'Cause the rum was in the drawer
Malcolm X hung from the door
And the weasly voice of Eazy-E
Would fill the whole damn floor
When I broke that boom box out
'Cause the bosses all had gone
And played "Straight Outta Compton"
All night long

Well, I never did like that Lynyrd Skynyrd song
It seemed to go mighty lightly
On something mighty wrong
I preferred the sounds of the sons
Of southern refugees
Crying "Fuck the police, fuck the police
Fuck the police, fuck the police"

The rum was in the drawer
Malcolm X hung from the door
And the weasly voice of Eazy-E
Would fill the whole damn floor
When I broke that boom box out
Cause the bosses all had gone
And played "Straight Outta Compton"
All night long

Well, as leaves that fall in autumn
Hip-hop began to rot
As the gangstas became the masters
Like at the end of animal farm
And my conscience bothers me
As I go looking for the truth
But I loved to hear that crazy motherfucker named Ice Cube

The rum was in the drawer
Malcolm X hung from the door
And the weasly voice of Eazy-E
Would fill the whole damn floor
When I broke that boom box out
Cause the bosses all had gone
And played "Straight Outta Compton"
All night long

I played "Straight Outta Compton"
All night long

I played "Straight Outta Compton"
All summer long.

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from All We Came To Do, released July 18, 2013

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