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Inspiration from John F. Kennedy book, Profiles in Courage. War hero and Texas governor, Sam Houston, refused to support secession from the Union and was subsequently removed from office. Reminder for me to do what I know is right despite pressure to do otherwise.

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The very first rays of dawn
Were beginning to leak
Across the White House lawn
Where the president speaks
We stayed up all night long

He’s calling all his friends
To lay their differences down
Come forward just like men
And listen to the sound
Of a broken heart
The sound of a broken heart

You can see him in his coonskin cap
And his alligator shoes
A Southern Democrat
But he followed his own rules
Because he wanted to live like that

Texas is the only land
He could ever call his own
He took a rebel stand
But he had to stand alone
He did his part, to the sound of a broken heart

Ooh Ooh Ooh love
Ooh Ooh Ooh love

I’ve been sitting on my hands
And drinking from the still
Time I took a little chance
On my Jacinto Hill
I’ll do my part
To the sound of a broken heart

Chrous

credits

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

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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

"The first thing you should know about The Successful Failures is that any attempt to plug them into one genre or another is very much a fool’s errand. Hailing from Trenton, N.J., the band deftly combines Americana, Pop, Rock, and enough of a dusting of Bluegrass that serves as an appetizer to the main course without overwhelming the entire meal." - July 2020, Rock is the New Roll ... more

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