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A fictional account of some kids getting in trouble in high school, possibly inspired by actual events that may or may not have actually happened.

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Tooling around on the back roads and highways
And fooling around with our friends
We would cut out of school after two on a Friday
So fast it would give us the bends
We were restless and bored but we couldn’t decide
If we wanted it ever to end

Yeah it was the school year
Or it was the summer
We’re still back there somewhere

The Hutchinson Parkway ran north and south
Like a vein down the length of an arm
Back when we were immortal a gun in the mouth
Wasn’t too much to keep us from harm
Divine intervention or accident
The world was our lucky charm

Yeah it was the school year
Or it was the summer
We’re still back there somewhere

Remember the time when we all got suspended
For skipping on school we were tripping on acid
They frog-marched us back to the building like prisoners
It didn't kick in till we got near the schoolyard
We kept it together like hardened professionals
Nothing was marked on our permanent record

Let’s make a permanent record
Of all our bad calls
Our downfalls
Were too small to really matter

They linger behind us
I think to remind us
Of how it happened

That we made mistakes
Without leaving a trace
Of a bitter lesson

When I heard about John I couldn’t believe it
It seemed so impossibly wrong
He sat in my chem class in an old Black Flag T-shirt
How could someone like that just be gone
He'd always seemed like he could take it or leave it
Way back when our days were so long

Yeah it was the school year
Or it was the summer
It was the school year
Or it was the summer
It was the school year
Or it was the summer
We’re still back there somewhere

credits

from Permanent Record / You're Gonna Miss Me, released July 1, 2016
Ellia Bisker: ukulele + vocals
Heather Cole: violin
Mike Dobson: marimba
Written and composed by Ellia Bisker

Engineered by Stefan Heger at the Abrons Art Center's Henry de Jur Playhouse (2010) and Casey Holford at Golden Rule Studios (2015). Mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow, Inc.

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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