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Originally written by Matt as a swinging folk song, this one became a full-band project at the suggestion of Aaron Hibbert, who filled in on bass guitar for a show with us, and who also thought it should be fast. The song is about how homophobia, as a system, is just about done and over with, but, despite this imminent victory, the remnants of intolerance can still wreck a person's day.

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They're singing in churches and passing the hat
So the wallets of bigots just keep getting fat
And I know it's impermanent
But sometimes this shit still gets to me

They come by the hundreds, they're waiting in line
For their god-fearing chicken and fag-bashing fries
And I know it's ridiculous
But sometimes this shit still gets to me

I get physically ill at the people who kill other people
But it's not just the one who is holding the gun
It's the creed and the culture he's taking it from

There are kids who don't have it as good as I had
Kicked out by their mother, just kicked by their dad
And I know that its changing
But 'til it does, this shit still gets to me

I get physically ill at the people who kill other people
But it's not just the one who is holding the gun
It's the creed and the culture he's taking it from

While their hate has the cover of "souls to be saved"
They're just pushing another teen into the grave
And it won't last forever
But sometimes this shit still gets to me
They'll have lost in the future
But 'til that day, this shit still gets to me

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from All Things Great And Small, released April 12, 2013

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Matt Wixson's Flying Circus Detroit, Michigan

Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus are a three-piece, queer-fronted band from Detroit, MI, with DNA from every corner of punk gene pool. Since 2010 we have toured extensively both regionally and nationally, and have shared the stage with many top bands, including the Suicide Machines, the Slackers, Mustard Plug, Fishbone, Rx Bandits, PEARS, Screaming Females and We Are The Union. ... more

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