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Hey You Bastard I'm Still Here

This song is by Mark Kozelek and Desertshore and appears on the album Mark Kozelek & Desertshore (2013).

When I was a kid I read the Satanic Bible
I was bored, got it at the mall in Ohio
When I was older I moved out to the bay
And at a music store, hey I met Anton LaVey
He was dapper and he had two strippers with him

He played organ with expertise and precision
I got invited to his house in '97
With my friend Becky, there was some kind of get together
I didn't go 'cause I had something or other
Then he died that year in late October

And if I'm ever near the corner he lived on
I always think about the day I met Anton
His old victorian was black as Bondo
They tore it down, now it's shiny new condos

When I was a kid I watched the movie Papillon
With my father, it left an impression on me
The head hunters and the lepers colony
Devil's Island and the Dustin Hoffman boat scene

I watched the movie 150 times
I can recite every one of the script lines
To this day the last scene brings me to tears
When Steve McQueen says, "Hey you bastards I'm still here"

We watched a lot of TV, Kung-Fu, and Beretta
Robert Blake wore a cockatoo on his shoulder
And you couldn't help but to love David Carradine
Kicking the white man's ass in every scene

Oh I can't help but think of my father and me
When I see old movies with Steve McQueen
Oh I can't help but think of my father and me
When I hear the name David Carradine

When I was a kid I'd go to the Cue Cushion
There were pool tables and dead beats drug pushing
I'd buy joints in the bathroom for a dollar
Smoke them down along the Tuscarawas River

I'd sit alone and I'd feel inspired
I wanted out of the home of the Massillon Tigers
At night I'd watch Johnny Carson televised in LA
And knew I'd live on the west coast one day
And when I'm back home I remember the old days
When I walk along Lincoln Way
And when I'm back home I remember the old days
When I walk along Lincoln Way

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