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30th homemade video (October 25, 2020)


On October 25, 2020 John wrote:
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Home Video # 30 and this week's One Song Concert is Where The Bottles Break. Written in 1991, the lyrics have remained unchanged since 1994. I hope you like it!


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The other 'one song concerts':

- Click here for Red River Valley (April 5, 2020)
- Click here for Better times Will Come (April 12, 2020)
- Click here for Polly Wally (April 19, 2020)
- Click here for Soap Opera (April 26, 2020)
- Click here for Maya May I, (May 1, 2020)
- Click here for My Creole Belle (May 10, 2020)
- Click here for Careless Love (May 17, 2020)
- Click here for You Can Run (May 24, 2020)
- Muting the Sea (May 31,2020)
- Click here for Ignorance and Privilege (June 7, 2020)
- Click here for The Mercy of the Wheels. (June 14, 2020)
- If I Could Forget To Breathe (June 21, 2020)
- Let them in (June 28, 2020)
- Unblind The Referee (July 5, 2020)
- The Dutchman (July 12, 2020)
- Morningside (July 19, 2020)
- Cowboy Song (July 26, 2020)
- That's How Legends Are Made (August 2, 2020)
- If Not Now (August 9, 2020)
- Arroyo Seco (August 16, 2020)

- Shenandoah (August 23, 2020)
- Outside (August 30, 2020)
- Outnumbered (September 6, 2020)
- Brown shirts (September 13, 2020)

- Jackís Crows (September 20, 2020)
-
Where No Monument Stands (September 27, 2020)
- Blue Chalk (October 4, 2020)
- Zuly (October 11, 2020)
- The Sentinel (October 18, 2020)

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..Where The Bottles Break  

 


 

 

Where The Bottles Break (Lyrics)


I walk where the bottles break
And the blacktop still comes back for more
I walk where the bottles break
And the blacktop still comes back

I live where the neighbors yell
And their music comes up through the floor
I live where the neighbors yell
And their music wakes me up

Life beyond the playground fence
Is serious as Basketball
Life beyond the playground fence
Is serious


Four blocks from the steel mill blast
I paint my claim up on the wall
Four blocks from the steel mill blast
I paint my claim

From my end of the southside drag
Its a common thought to call the cops
Further west its been gentrified
They turned biker bars into flower shops

I kind of miss those Harley guys
How rarely did a body harm
They mostly liked to drink and shout
And flash the pictures on their arms

It happens wen the money comes
The wild and poor get pushed aside
It happens wen the money comes
The poor get pushed

The buyers come from somewhere else
They raise the rent so you can't hide
The buyers come from out of state
And they raise the rent

Buy low, sell high
You get rich and you still die
Money talks, people jump Ask how high low life
Donald what's his names
And who cares?
I don't wanna know what his girlfriend doesn't wear
Its a shame that the people at work
Wanna hear about this kind of jerk

These people aren't saints
No, people just are
They wanna feel like they count
They wanna ride in their own car

 

 



These people aren't saints
No, people just are
They wanna feel like they count
They wanna ride in their own car

I just want to make enough
To buy this town and keep it rough
I just want to make enough To buy this town

Buy low, sell high
You get rich and you still die
Money talks, people jump
Ask how high low life Donald what's his names

I walk where the bottles break
And the blacktop still comes back for more
I walk where the bottles break
And the blacktop still comes back

I live where the neighbors yell
And their music comes up through the floor
I live where the neighbors yell
And their music wakes me up

Life beyond the playground fence
Is serious as Basketball
Life beyond the playground fence
Is serious

I walk,I live, My life, I hide

Where the bottles break
By the playground fence
Where the neighbors yell
Where they raise our rents

Where the bottles break
By the playground fence
By the steel mill blast
Where they raise our rents

 

  "Where the bottles break"
is the eight song on
John Gorka's third album 'Jack's Crows' on High Street Records (WINDHAM HILL) (1991)


On October 27, 2017 John Gorka did his first concert in Germany after 23 years! John played "Where the Bottles Break"
in Wilhelm13, Oldenbrug. The show was sold out. The audio of this show was recorded by Radio Bremen Zwei and I used
the audio for this video and I (Jos van Vliet) edited a kind of videoclip of this great Where the Bottles Break live version.

 

es who didnít come

 

 



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