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by Micah Schnabel



Recorded at Secret Studio in Columbus, Ohio


The cocaine dealer across the street
makes more money
than anyone else in the neighborhood.
I think that says something
about the state of things.
Like maybe times are bad
for feeling good.

$53 dollars in my bank account.
If I ever get the opportunity to sell out
I’m gonna kiss it long and deep on the mouth
I’ve done the struggle so good
I made it look
like I was dancing.
While I was standing
on the side of your highways for hours at a time
thumbing for a miracle that would never arrive

I don’t want to be poor anymore
I don’t wanna be poor

I wanna try that expensive toothpaste
they keep on the top shelf at the grocery store
buy my mom a really nice birthday present
Not have to add water to the shampoo bottle anymore

I haven’t seen a doctor since I was 16 years old
I’m probably gonna die by catching a cold
Money may not buy happiness
But it does buy comfort
And a little bit of comfort could go a long way
In keeping the monsters of my mental health at bay

A zip lock bag full of dirty coins
To get me through a week
My cheeks go red with shame
As i pour it into the machine
I’ve done things that I’m ashamed of
for 9 dollars an hour
Sometimes it’s embarrassing
Just being alive

It’s been four years since we’ve been able to unlock the cars passenger’s side door


released February 4, 2022
Jason Winner played the drums

Jay Gasper played the electric guitars

Bob Ray Starker played the saxophone

Lydia Loveless sang the high harmony part on the chorus that makes you want to sing along

Vanessa Jean Speckman sang the lower chorus harmony

Keith Hanlon Engineered

Frank Turner mixed the track


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Micah Schnabel is a singer/songwriter and author from Columbus, Ohio.

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