Larry's Lament

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Danny Shaheen, Cole Pulice and I wrote the lyrics to 'Larry's Lament' on a cold, whiskey-fueled night in winter 2012. We were trying to write an ode to the most pathetic man in the world, and I'd like to think we succeeded.

lyrics

I gazed upon a maiden, let my thoughts of you subside
I slipped the ring from my finger as I stared into her eyes

I've been living this lie for a long, long time
Don't know when this will end

All I really need is a friend

She said her name was Mary and she looked a touch like you
She's had three kids too many, but at this point she'll have to do

Outside she steps for a cigarette,
"Say, I've got a light to lend"

All I really need
All I really need
All I really need is a friend

Marlboro Lights, a case of High Lifes, and a fifth of old Jim Beam
I'm just a fool playing the fool's game, and I'm running out of steam

I'll stay at home tomorrow
Or at least I always intend

All I really need
All I really need
All I really need is a friend

credits

from Became a Stranger, released January 30, 2016
Lyrics written by Cody D Fitzpatrick, Cole Pulice, and Danny Shaheen
Music written by Cody D Fitzpatrick and Marc Bromaghim-Oropeza

Drums: Jordan Hedlund
Lead Guitar: Danny Shaheen
Harmony Vocals: Cody and Zheem
All other instruments: Cody D Fitzpatrick

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Fletcher Magellan Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fletcher Magellan is a sometimes two, sometimes ten-piece cosmic country band from Minneapolis. “Fletch” draws influence, instruments, and imagery from gospel, R&B, and psychedelic rock, as well as both kinds of music (country and western). Saxophones, steel guitars, and Samsonite suitcases are but a few of the music makers you might trip over onstage at a show. ... more

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