from by Charlie Crane



Katzenjammer (noun): 1) A state of depression or bewilderment. 2) A hangover. Literally means "cat's wail."


10 am sharp and there's something ringing in my ears
Searching for my phone among the half-empty bottles of beer

And piecing through the memories I have retained
It appears as though my condition can be explained
By the round that I bought to make me seem friendly
This is not how I pictured spending my 20s

I gather my things and I write a note to be polite
'Thanks for putting me up and putting up with me for the night'

But my predominant thought is 'never again'
Repeated like a mantra with a quick amen
And I know I'm the only one to blame
Cuz if we stayed awake, morning never would have came

And I could take a taxi past the building with the steeple
But the fare is steep, and I'm so cheap, I'll face the good people
And Saturday's clothes look even worse in the rain
When you're hanging your head on a Sunday morning walk of shame...


from Loanwords, released December 12, 2012



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