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The Great Divide

from Hellhound in the House by Hip Hatchet

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All we see is maps
of this great divide
the talking heads ranting
about crudely drawn lines

Well i’ve driven across those lines
had a beer with the other side
And while evil sure exits
most folks are mostly tired

Tired of being broke
both in spirit and wealth
weary of others’ promises
and fending for themselves

we might have a mad man at the helm
or a profiteer at worst
And neither side is gonna get less tired
as the great divide grows wider & wider

Driving through Ohio
in the summer of ’16
Lawn sign after lawn sign
leaving me in disbelief

but folks came to the shows
and looked like me and you
tired and depleted
and sick of these same old blues

I don’t need some con man or his god damn bottom line
I’ve been breaking my back to make my way and he’s gonna steal it all this time
I’ll break my skin where it starts to stretch between my knuckles and my knees
For all on both sides of the great divide who will suffer more than me.


from Hellhound in the House, released January 20, 2017


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Hip Hatchet Nashville, Tennessee

With a voice that can meander from a whispering purr to a hardened howl, Hip Hatchet lusters the poetics of travel. Threading bold and unique guitar picking patterns with the strings of experience Hip Hatchet, the songwriting moniker of Philippe Bronchtein, is the beautiful resolution of a life lived in motion. ... more

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