Least I Could Do

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Track from Embarrassment of Riches EP, recorded 1995 with Greg Freeman at Lowdown, San Francisco, CA. Remastered July 2011 with Wally Sound, Oakland, CA.


It's the least I could do
admitting to you
the decks were all stacked
we hadn't a snowball's chance in hell
the ice wouldn't crack

Doomed to defeat
we shuffled our feet
banging our heads against the wall
you said that fate
was like something bad you ate
& puked up like a furball

Talking with you
was the least I could do
to get these things off of my chest
taking your hand
instead of making demands
like a bird makes its nest

Braving a smile
you took a file
& baked it into a cake
saying to me
"This is not to eat
but to save for your escape"

The most I'd ever done
this side of turning to run
was turning to look you in the eye
planting both my feet
I kissed you on the cheek
& swore we'd never say goodbye

When you left, you walked
& it wasn't anybody's fault
though blame I'm addicted to
like a junkie craves a fix
I crave blame for unhappiness
it's the least I could do


from Embarrassment of Riches, released March 20, 2012
James Coil: drums
Larry O. Dean: guitar & vocals
Ned Doherty: bass, vocals
Tony Maxwell: 'lead' guitar, vocals
Christine Wall: backing vocals



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Malcontent San Francisco, California

Malcontent (1994-1995) was a short-lived indie pop quartet from San Francisco. The band formed after leader, Larry O. Dean's previous band, The Fussbudgets splintered. The band gigged infrequently in the Bay Area, recording a four-song EP, Embarrassment of Riches with producer Greg Freeman at Lowdown Studios. It was briefly released on cassette in 1995. ... more


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