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Preacher Boy - Before It Gets Better
“Trash Can Delta Alt Blues Electronamericana”
Recorded in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Santa Cruz, CA.
The song was completed during the same sessions that produced "The Rumble Strip," but held for exclusive release as a non-album single.
The original cover artwork is by Amy Marinelli.
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Lyrics

Before it gets better
you owe money for the rent, for the electric, for the heat, for the phone, for the insurance, for the parkin’ on the streetand you payin’ alimony to an unforgivin’ thirstyou know, before it gets better it’s gon’ to get worse
 
hatband with a tear, dirty collar, buttons brokewrinkled pants stained with wine, olive oil, and egg yolkyou got holes in your soles, in your socks, in your purseyou know, before it gets better it’s gon’ to get worse
 
i’m just tryin’ to keep my head upi’m just tryin’ not to drowni’m just tryin’ to keep my head upbut this water keeps draggin’ me down
 
you’re no good at makin’ money workin’ for somebody elseand no one wants to pay you for just bein’ yourselfseems there’s no position open for a drunk who likes to curseyou know, before it gets better it’s gon’ to get worse
 
you need a doctor for your belly, and a dentist for your teethand all your liver needs is a shovel and a priestyou called out for a double, so they sent a second hearseyou know, before it gets better it’s gon’ to get worse
 
i’m just tryin’ to keep my head upi’m just tryin’ not to drowni’m just tryin’ to keep my head upbut this water keeps draggin’ me down
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written by Christopher “Preacher Boy” Watkins(p) 2018 PreachSongMusic/KobaltMusic/BMI