Motel Queens

from by The Canary Birds

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(James Senior)

A dusty hometown, haunted in the clear

It rests among john deere fields, and stays in disrepair

This blustry hometown, still working in the clear

The streets are well wide, the main drag needs repair

Welcome to Redgranite town
Where motel queens are crowned

In the SilverMyst saloon, a leather diamond

Splashes water on her face and matts her curly hair

Past the SilverMyst saloon in diamonds

She spends another leather night with the Irogamie Lake man

Brandy in Redgranite town
The motel queen is crowned

Pushed around by that drunk again, our diamond
Spent her last night with the Irogamie Lake man

Water floods red granite town
Noone left to be found


from Motel Queens, track released August 30, 2016
James Senior



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The Canary Birds Marquette, Michigan

The Canary Birds is a haunting sound from the Northern forests of Lake Superior. The songs are about micro emotional peaks in the forgotten towns of the Great Lakes.

The musical style is the tradition of baritone singers like David Bowie Scott Walker and Nick Cave. The sonic atmospheres is like Portishead, Massive Attack and Mike Oldfield.
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