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Listen: Cass McCombs - “Run Sister Run”

Mangy Love Due Out August 26 via ANTI-

Jun 28, 2016 Cass McCombs
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Cass McCombs is releasing a new album, Mangy Love, on August 26 via ANTI- (his first for the label). Previously he shared its first single, “Opposite House,” which features Angel Olsen. Now we have another song from the album, the driving and funky “Run Sister Run.” Check it out below, followed by the song’s lyrics (which have political undertones), and McCombs’ upcoming tour dates.

“Run Sister Run” Lyrics:

They’re coming at you from all sides
to imprint your body and say they didn’t
the highest authority on Cheez Whiz
hiding behind a Supreme Court urinal
run, sister, run

Or do male justices piss in a squat?
our sister lives in a squat that pisses on justice
Justice is blind and a woman to boot
these boots are made for marching and that’s justice too
run, sister, run

They say silly woman can’t organize a spice rack
and when we say they we mean us part of the time
we are all one but not today
fish tomorrow, not today
run, sister, run

Run back to the park, they’ll roll you a cig, free
run to any immigrant detention facility
run you back to the jailhouse
for NOT talking shit on their ugly wives and kids
run, sister, run

Run you up a thirty foot totem pole
run, sister, tell the people
run your life if you’re not careful
tell Father Time his daughters are waiting
run, sister, run

My sister’s a Queen, she aint no concubine
don’t call my sister no concubine, she is the Mother of Creation
who are you? who are you to call her a concubine?
don’t you know you got to forgive that you may be forgiven?
run, sister, run

Men- respect your sister and respect your Queen
be good to your woman, my man, and she will free you
sister- forgive your man that he may rise from bondage
only you sister, only you my Queen can free the man
run, sister, run

Full moon in Pisces, a reflective riddle
illusory shadows upon open wounds
wars of our fathers bouncing like a pinball machines
between me and my brother stands our sister, don’t shoot!
run, sister, run

Cass McCombs Tour Dates:

09-14 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09-15 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
09-16 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
09-17 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
09-19 Austin, TX - The Parish
09-20 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
09-21 Dallas, TX - Three Links
09-23 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09-24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09-26 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
09-27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10-14 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10-15 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10-16 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10-18 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10-19 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
10-21 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10-22 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
10-23 Madison, WI - The Frequency
10-24 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
10-26 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
10-27 Montréal, Québec - Petit Campus
10-28 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10-29 Boston, MA - Cafe 939 at Berklee


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