• Artist: Midwest Dilemma
  • Title: Good Samaritan
  • Genre: Production - Americana/Western, Rock - Indie Rock
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Horns/Woodwinds/Brass, All Other, Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 1/5/2012
  • Lyric themes: Storytelling, Reminiscing, War, Family
  • Lyrics: Good Samaritan (1949): I was brought into this world in 1949 my father he was a military man now working for the post office downtown in Siouxland not much was spoken of his service to this country only pictures of a younger man with war memories hey would tell his story in the dim lit foyer that he lived and he loved and he believed Lucille was an anxious women she was married once before her daughter would leave her for some dusty roads and one day she would end up on the coast oh dear mother how she cared for us and cleaned but she lived and she loved and she believed I spent my younger years in vacant lots after school the boys in our neighborhood played against other boys' neighborhoods every weekend we took the car for a drive down to the farm that's where I worked and learned how to read the stars but after spring cleaning was over I was grown I left the catholic school in time to decide what to do 19 years old I was off to Vietnam with my fingers crossed I returned home from foreign seas and faithless not much attachment to the military or god above sorry I had been drinking the night before the accident seventeen hundred dollar settlement from the city for losing my thumb got me to New York city on a plane to fulfill some dream I crossed Europe with a backpack and my friend Rick no thoughts of the future just ground at our feet we walked and we drank and we were free we were free back in the states my heart felt heavy searching for answers God are you out there deep in my soul or in a church in Ohio out on a chance at some bar I met LeAnne we gave our vows in secret at the courthouse then we crossed the river to our home South Dakota we live and we love and we believe on vie et on aime et on croix
  • Keywords: sad, somber, americana, Bass, Brass, Lo-Fi

About Midwest Dilemma

Midwest Dilemma

Omaha, NE United States

Midwest Dilemma - Timelines & Tragedies Release @ The Slowdown - Omaha, NE (May 17, 2008)

Midwest Dilemma presents orchestral folk songs and waltzy ballads on their debut release titled "Timelines & Tragedies." Twenty-three members, consisting of strings, woodwinds, brass, orchestral drums, and nontraditional chamber instruments accompany singer-songwriter Justin Lamoureux. "Timelines & Tragedies" is a timeline of family history, tracing Lamoureux's ancestors to their days of French Canadian fur trading, the struggles of his parents' generation with Vietnam, concluding with his life in Omaha. "Timelines & Tragedies" is the perfect outcome ...

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