• To Be Alone With You
  • Chicago
  • Casimir Pulaski Day
  • Jacksonville
  • John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  • The Dress Looks Nice on You
  • Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  • The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  • For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
  • The Seer's Tower
  • A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good Reasons
  • Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  • All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
  • Futile Devices
  • Should Have Known Better
  • Henney Buggy Band
  • Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
  • Abraham
  • Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
  • Holland
  • Come on! Feel the Illinoise!
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  • Out of Egypt, Into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt From My Sandals as I Run
  • Romulus
  • In the Devil's Territory
  • Size Too Small
  • The Only Thing
  • They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
  • Seven Swans
  • We Won't Need Legs to Stand
  • Sister
  • Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
  • He Woke Me Up Again
  • No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  • I Walked
  • Death with Dignity
  • Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
  • Too Much
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Upper Peninsula
  • Vesuvius
  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • All of Me Wants All of You
  • Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!
  • To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
  • The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders
  • Alanson, Crooked River
  • Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)

Once when our mother called
She had a voice of last year's cough
We passed around the phone
Sharing a word about Oregon

When my turn came
I was ashamed
When my turn came
I was ashamed

Once when we moved away
She came to Romulus for a day
Her Chevrolet broke down
We prayed it never be fixed or be found

We touched her hair
We touched her hair
We touched her hair
We touched her hair

When she had her last child
Once when she had some boyfriend, some wild
She moved away quite far
Our Grandpa bought us a new VCR

We watched it all night
We grew up in spite of it
We watched it all night
We grew up in spite of it

We saw her once last fall
Our Grampa died in a hospital gown
She didn't seem to care
She smoked in her room and colored her hair

I was ashamed
I was ashamed of her
I was ashamed
I was ashamed of her
I was ashamed of her
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