Madrid to Montevideo

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Madrid to Montevideo

It's a long way from Madrid to Montevideo
But people survive such journeys all the time
The camera points at the ruined houses
The football fans swagger in their blouses
And you look at me and this all seems sublime

It's the wrong way to shoot things straight to video
But people make that mistake more often than they will say
And the hotel clerk worked the phones
But we underpacked so we froze to the bone
We didn't see a newspaper for at least nine days

Come up to the room with me baby, please
With the demonstrators shouting and banging down in the street

Cos it's a long long way
From back here to yesterday
It's a one-way trip on a one-way boat
Is it fair to think it can stay afloat?

Come on sweetness, let's order another drink
You know I love disappearing in your eyes when you blink

Come up to the room with me baby, please
With the demonstrators shouting and fighting down in the street

Cos it's a long long way
From back here to yesterday
It's a one-way trip on a one-way boat
Is it fair to think it can stay afloat?
Such a long long way
From back here to what we can say today
Mere dreams of aviation
Cannot fortify our patience

It's a long way from Madrid to Montevideo
But people survive such journeys all the time

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from The Asphalt and the Sin, released February 1, 2014
Rhythm guitar and vocals: Richard Wittman
Lead guitar: Jeff Gross
Bass guitar: Mike Ball
Drums: Joel Joseph
Lyrics by Richard Wittman
Music by Richard Wittman, Jeff Gross, Mike Ball, and Joel Joseph

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The Spreewells Los Angeles, California

The Spreewells make angular energetic music about the modern world. Their name evokes the savage beauty of a certain basketball player and the noble river that flows through a delicious foreign city. They are: Richard Wittman (voice, rhythm guitar), Jeff Gross (lead guitar), Mike Ball (bass), and Ro Meraz (drums). On these recordings, drums were played by Joel Joseph. ... more

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