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Poppies blew where Jonathan grew
his heroin garden up on the roof
Jet helped hoist the dirt up there
and when the choppers came she helped hide the proof
you and me used to sit up there and sing they don’t know about us
watch the sun set over the sweatshops and the spring street bus

And there are palm trees
and a hot breeze
that makes you thirsty
but don’t you drink and drive like everybody else on the freeway

Next door get a chicken empanada, there was a pink teletubby piñata
that hid the drugs left by the thugs that ran the parking lot
drive into hollywood in my honda, map out in the front seat
there’s a giant hotdog walking down LaBrea sweating in the hot sun heat

And there are palm trees
and a hot breeze
that makes you thirsty
but don’t you drink and drive like everybody else on the freeway

And the stars come out at night
but they won’t look at you if you’re a nobody

At the beach now
get a crazy carpet, slide down a sand-dune
or bicycle through the waves
someone’s praying, a megaphone is saying there’s danger on the rocks
we stayed up all night, high as a mickeymouse kite
but I never knew i never knew, i never stood a chance with you

Palm trees where I go to get my groceries
and a hot breeze called the Santa Ana winds that make you thirsty
yeah but don’t you drink and drive like everybody else on the freeway...

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from Songs From the Alien Beacon, released July 7, 2011
jennifer foster - vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, string samples
michael phillip wojewoda - drums, CAT, EML101, vibes, sampled harp, tambourine
chris stringer - bass

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Jennifer Foster Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Foster is a true pop eclectic with a unique point of view. Her latest album, Songs From the Alien Beacon, was made with Canadian producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda, and earned him a JUNO nomination for producer of the year. This Toronto based artist has two previous albums under her belt and has also collaborated with many others including Ron Sexsmith, Moe Berg, and Melanie Doane. ... more

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