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What's it about: the hold drugs have on you


Hey there’s something wrong
Help me I’m not strong
Here it’s in my arms
I can’t control the want

Sane as I sane as I sane as I ever am
Same as I same as same as I ever do

Dirt beneath my heart
Junk is all around
I fall I hit the ground
Choke behind the drip


Free pain! Sleepin! Free pain!
Scheming! Drippin! Free pain! Free Pain!

Hey I feel the bite
Help me I can’t fight
Here it’s in my arm
Before I hit the ground


Beat down. Deep down.
Bring down. Deep down.
Take me down! Take me down!
Take me down!



from Critical Response, released January 20, 2023


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Critical Response Santa Cruz, California

A punk rock poetess who's equal parts Iggy Pop and Poly Styrene. A towering bassist whose boom is bigger than J.J. Burnel and Lemmy combined. A punk blues pulpiteer whose holy trinity is Strummer, Ramone, and Thunders. A mysterious stickman with a hardcore soul and a trash can beat. Put 'em together and what do you get? Critical Response. Sound the alarm! ... more

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