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Work and work for less and less
Buy a bit of happiness
Make your point and then digress
Whose idea was that?

Fill your mouth with careful words
Fill your sleep with tweety birds
Fill your soul with perfect turds
Whose idea was that?

Happy paper trails to you
Your boss he likes the things you do
You’ve earned his son a Subaru
Whose idea was that?

Hooray, hooray it’s payday
Once again you’ve earned your way
To work through another holiday
Whose idea was that?


from A Brief Respite From Shooting Fish In A Barrel, released February 18, 2013
Vocals, guitars: Khalid
Bass, piano & drums: Jonathan Visger

Produced and mixed by Khalid and Jonathan Visger
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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