Here Come The Germans

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This song is about a particularly interesting German lady I shared a house with who kept dead mice in the freezer and went door to door selling magnets. She would go to the local pub every night in her Coogi knitwear, pick up men and bring them back to my room to entertain them if I'd gone out for the night. I discovered this when I found her underwear squashed down the side of my bed when I moved out. All of this to the backdrop of 9-11.


Here she comes with her box of magnets
Brass key clicking in the wooden front door
Another one's waiting in the bedroom
Dripping down her legs onto the hard wood floor
Days end as politeness thickens

The mice were freezing in the icebox
Waiting for the day when they would meet her snake
Her sweet, sweet voice would sing them all to sleep
Or else she said she'd drown 'em awake
Cat's got her tongue, now it's fall down drunk. Oh no.

Here come the Germans, 1-2-3!
Here come the Germans, they've been waiting for me
Oh I'd better run, better run here they come

Turn the telly on, turn the telly up
I think there's something happening inside the box
It's early in the morning and we're getting a warning
That there might be a war but then again there might not
Where were you and what were you doing that day?


from Medication, released October 20, 2012
Andy Keegan - Drums


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Lily & King Melbourne, Australia

An acoustic junkyard - blissful, beautiful, dirty and wicked.

They play hot Dixieland punk dotted with haunting seaside lullabies and street corner stomp. Their set sits somewhere between a captivating 40's nightclub routine and the raw, reckless spirit of New Orleans street buskers. ... more

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