Desert Rats

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Under the bridge floating through meth baggies,
And our broken dreams.
And even then our lowest low was out of reach.
The rain was fallin’ even harder than my hopes for dignity,
And the next morning would bring next to no relief.

Begging for rides from tweakers,
Scab-faced, itchy, looking half-decayed.
I guess that rocky bottom knocks out all your teeth.
Stuck on the desert asphalt, Oakland never seemed so far away.
We stuck out thumbs out and trudged through the summer heat.

Life gives you lemons, better chuck those shits at cars.
I've spent too much of my life drinking in freight yards and

Never gave a damn for consequences.
We’d just ride away from them.
Sleeping in the sand and under bridges.
Our lives never seemed so grim.

On our knees and praying for some water from the driver gods,
And we had yet to meet the Mormons,
Or the Mother-Fucking cops.
That night we froze under the stars
And morning brought the goddamned frost.
Chapter one of my life stuck in deserts with ’ole Dirty John.

Shivering next to a fire, it reminded me of you
And how cold that you could be.
And how cold that you could be.
The situation grew quite dire and
I wondered what you’d do .
If you were here instead of me.
Wish you were here instead of me

Don’t touch the white dog; he will maul your fucking face.
Hitchhiking brings out my hate for the human race.

Our lives never seemed so grim.


from Next Time Try The Train EP, released April 27, 2017




Grainer Oakland, California

Grainer is a crusty pop-punk band from Oakland, CA.

We like trains, booze and Rivethead.


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