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Trakan's ode to everyone's favorite season



The south side smells like toxic waste.
The north side simmers in decay.
Cherished season of life, city dying again.
Diseased bugs dance a waltz in the moonlight.

Some big fat building sweats on me.
A population boom of cars out in the street.
And I am the world's largest trash can.
Some kid tosses a plastic bag into the sunlight.
Well, everyone loves summer.

The air is my heavy burden to bear.
The jackhammers cut right through me.
They don't care.
And my buddy, the alley, smells like piss today.
A tourist steps on my head to rush back into line
Well, everyone loves summer.

Mother Nature menstruates.
I'm downstream.
Scary death riders try to kill everyone.
Smell the ass of the city swimming on the water
And just be happy you're back on the beach again
This summer.
Well, everyone loves summer.

I will lie on the curb and drink it in.
I'll spend another day with all my homeless friends.
Cherished season that hates black won't go away.
The devil raises his glass and makes a toast
To the summer.
Well, everyone loves summer.


from Opening Soon Under New Management, released September 11, 2007
Lyrics and Music by Trakan

Trakan – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Cabasa
Andrea Bauer – Vocals
Noah Samuels – Drums



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Trakan Chicago, Illinois

Trakan (pr. 'TRAY-kin') is a community-oriented songwriter from Chicago. A multi-instrumentalist with an obsessive DIY "indie" sprit, his songs are a dynamic mix of stories that wander from love lost and workplace oppression, to innocent observations on the weather - all forged with deep supernatural and psychological curiosity. Female vocals regularly sweeten his impassioned and agitated growl. ... more

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