Friday, December 6, 2019
This is American Sin by Luba Dvorak.
You can find the full lyrics here. For now, here's a sample:
Moon was high the river was low
When we left Guatemala for Mexico
My wife she died in El Salvador
Me at the kid we headed north
Dvorak himself is an refugee from Czechoslovakia. As the Houston Chronicle discovers, Dvorak was amazed by the refugee camp in Austria: "Me and my brother. He was 5, I was 6, and we thought it was the coolest thing: This old army base that had been evacuated and filled with bunk beds, and three families to a room. Only later, did my mother tell me about how terrible it really was."
Houston immprofs -- this guy plays Wednesday nights at Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge. Massively jealous of y'all.