Ballad of Julio Cuellar

from by The Successful Failures

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    The Ichor of Nettle physical CD comes in a 4 panel digipak with liner notes and an 8 page booklet including the lyrics to every song plus the bonus track "The Devil Took a Liking to Me". The cover photo was taken by Deirdre Ryan Photography while the graphic design layout was created by Mike Virok.

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    Side 1 of this limited Edition 10" Vinyl features all 3 parts of the song "Into the Battle". Parts 2 and 3 are on the Ichor of Nettle digital CD release. Part 1 of this epic trilogy of rock appears only on the vinyl.

    Side 2 of this exclusive record features the single version of the song "Misguiding Light" as well as the live version of "The Shit That Weighs You Down" taken from the Red Bank EP CD.

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about

Based on true story of immigrant Julio Cuellar who lost his home and savings when he paid a "coyote" to sneak him in to America.

lyrics

Sitting in a room in a plastic chair
Smoke from my cigarette looms
They’re feeding us warm tortillas and soon
They’ll be bringing us back to our rooms

I’m a middle aged man with a full time job
And a granddaughter soon to arrive
With the money I make I will never provide
I don’t take enough to get by

We left in the morning before the sun rise
Three days of darkness and then we arrived
On the American side
My Coyote left me to die

I paid my Coyote a handsome sum
He promised to get me inside
I quit my job laid it all on the line
Now I’m lucky to be half alive

Chorus

No my own home I don’t even own
And those in the barrio know
I feel ashamed to be seen sick and lame
So I never set foot out these doors

Chorus

credits

from Ichor of Nettle, released October 20, 2017
Ron Bechamps - bass guitar, mandolin, vocals
Mick Chorba - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, organ
Rob Martin - drums
Pete Smith - electric guitar

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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story, an indie rock work ethic, and a penchant for melody, harmony, and heart- in-your-mouth-foot-on-your-sleeve lyrics The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 5 full length CDs full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. ... more

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