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Triumph of the Shrill

by J. Marinelli

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Voided out you haven't noticed Charlevoix you lack a present-mindedness Interstate, a sweet low stasis Burned out from the hold to the chasis So what's the prediction Buckle to boredom's diction now Midwest a restless wartime A trail of tears in 4/4 time The radiopiate's not an option Keeps us divided and in line, online So what's the projection Lake-deep youthquake impression now
You're going zero to Jimmy in a 1 2 3 And you're losing friends in an 8 9 10 And you ain't gonna have no one in 4 3 2 1 the spell's been broken now Hope you suss why and how State your case but no jury believes you I wouldn't hold my breath for some judge to reprieve you Ain't gonna stand trial I've got the world as my witness And what you say behind my back ain't none of my business now Hope you suss why and how My rear-view is clear and my house un-haunted Still you lie to yourself, make believe you're still wanted And of the time I have left I'm gonna make the most Ain't gonna sit around at home arguing with ghosts, not now Hope you suss why and how
Your synapses are hazy Unlike to pitch a hope Beyond the scope of your own pride Your bluster doesn't faze me I'll duck below the fray Await the turning of the time And of this means I've got to hold my own I know I'll not go it alone Your fallacies are lazy Un-wired to self-reflect And respect the losing side And while you're talking crazy My stronger hand is lent To prevent your downward slide And in these echo chambers of their design The fault is neither yours nor mine
If Hitler had Twitter He's piss out his struggle In twice-daily installments Of 140 tiny characters To the delight of his frightened followers If Hitler - if Hitler had Twitter And if Albert Speer had an Instagram He'd populate your iPhone With a cadre of blonde-haired, blue-eyed drones Black jackboots on French cobblestones To the delight of the alt-reich logged in at home If Hitler-if Hitler had Twitter Creep forward 80 years Now exchange continents Of malcontents and step away In 2017 the triumph of the shrill Has won the ever-dying day What a shame it turned out that way If Hitler had Twitter
Gentrified man squirms Nerves in his shoes Weightless like a gas Lit like a fuse Sparse in new safety Post-trauma pulse Lie of new judgement He accepts like a curse And internalized Journalized Marginalized Under it all Under it all Blunder it all Gentrified man knows He's weak like a ghost Soft like the past Neither pre- nor post- Post-trauma safety Post-trauma pulse Lie of new judgement He accepts like a curse And the soft bigotry Of his health and efficiency runs Under it all Under it all


Recorded December 2016 in Traverse City, MI


released January 1, 2017


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J. Marinelli Morgantown, West Virginia

J. Marinelli is a one man band like no other. The sound and fury that emotes from his haunting Appalachian echoed yowl falls somewhere between Guided By Voices, a lost mountain troubadour and a classic 70’s punk outfit from your dreams.
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