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℗ 2020, Atop Industries | Salveter Thomas (ASCAP)
© Mora Flontine Music (ASCAP)


I remember when you said you were leaving
Hurricane winds brought a business opportunity

So you bought a little land
and built a high rise property
Fancy people moved in
And you became your own man

Do you remember when
you heard the drums of Burundi?
The colonial twin would be white skinned and groovy

You put together the band
To bang the beats out properly
and did The Mockingbirds land?
Or was that not part of the plan?

I can’t speak for your father, son
But your mother didn’t raise no carpetbagger

I remember when I said you were perfect
The infallible kid
God’s gift to humanity

It isn’t hard to understand
Mr. Greenspan’s philosophy
Or how the devil Ayn Rand
Turns a boy into a brand

I can’t speak for your father, son
But your mother didn’t raise no carpetbagger


from We is the Temple: Songs from The Fruit Stare Pod Opera Vol 1., released July 27, 2020
recorded and mixed by Nick Broste
mastered by Justin Dennis

The Fruit Stare Band:

Nick Broste – synths, keys
Jim Cooper – bass
Christopher Salveter - vocals
Dave Smith – baritone sax, flute
Jefferey Thomas – guitar
Nick Alvarez - drumkit
Jamie Levinson - drumkit
Andra Kulans – viola
Nora Barton - cello
Kent Lambert - vocals
Courtney Glascoe - vocals
Holly Stevens - vocals
Derik Kendall – guitar, violin
Billie Howard – violin
Rob Pleshar – tuba
Justin Amolsch – french horn
Jim McBride - trumpet
Ellis Seiberling – trombone
Dave Levine – flute


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The Fruit Stare is a foraging habit of orangutans and the name of a Chicago based human multi-media art group experimenting with narrative, sound, and performance.

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