Don't Let The Facts Get In The Way

by Khalid Hanifi

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When the story doesn't fit the talking points
Meticulously honed and masterfully toned
When the victim is defined as perpetrator posthumously found
Scattered across Nangarhar ground
Everybody knows that the rigging is
Impressively distressed
A peremptory burlesque
Everybody knows that the digging has ever been
And shall be
Looking forward never mind the past
For a particular class
No truth or consequence

Don't let the facts get in the way
It's a beautiful day
It’s just like a beautiful day
Don't let the truth get in the way
Of anything you say
A mostly black shade of gray

When the story doesn't fit the talking points
Hang on, man!
So transparent
So trance, so trance, so trance
So transparent


released June 11, 2018
Released June 5, 2018
Khalid: Vocals, rhythm guitar, etc.
Chuck Mauk: Drums & percussion
Don Beyer: Bass
Gracie Mauk: Piano and synth

Produced by Khalid
Mixed by Khalid and Geoff Michael at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, MI
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering, Chicago, IL


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Khalid Hanifi Ann Arbor, Michigan

Over the course of three decades, Khalid Hanifi (Map of the World [Atlantic Records], Kiss Me Screaming, Maypops, and as a solo artist) has built a deeply compelling body of work that combines uniquely thoughtful, personally-charged lyrical content with impeccably crafted, irresistibly infectious melodies. ... more

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