Black Sugar

from American Bridge by Two Ones

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"Black Sugar" refers to the soot that would fall on the town of Ambridge, PA where Rick grew up. Ambridge, a company town built by American Bridge Company in 1905 a few miles from Pittsburgh, suffered the effects of industrial pollution during, at least, the 50s and 60s.

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Sweep your stoop
Dust your hood
Do a loop
To see you're good

It's a ritual morning
and nobody needs a warning
Black sugar

Fingerprints
In red and mint
See the tint
of ash and flint

It's a ritual morning
and nobody needs a warning
Black sugar

City cracks
Beneath the stacks
We cross the tracks
For new attacks

It's a ritual morning
and nobody needs a warning
Black sugar

A calm of blue
You blink, it's through
You could sue
But who?

An industrial poisoning
The company finds annoying
Black sugar

credits

from American Bridge, released December 29, 2020
Written and recorded by Mike O'Shaughnessy on a laptop using PreSonus Studio One

cp2020 Mike O'Shaughnessy/Two Ones
cp2020 Sleeping Brothers Records

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Semi-fictional netlabel reissuing homemade albums from the catalog of Long Island's 90s tape label Big Casserole Records as well as releasing new music from same old guys & gals. Check out the hiss! NY/OR/CA.

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