Tales From the Homestead

Justified Fitting End is the 5th track on Tallsome Tales by The Carnivaleros.

Was you sent or did you just went

Asked the preacher 'cross the table from me

I told him it was neither I was backed up to a wall

Certain things are meant to be

I had to kill my father he was beatin' on my mother

Some old fences just will not mend

It was an unexpected, loosely-jointed, understated, overrated,

Jaded but sophisticated, justified fitting end

My Ma was a-raisin' my sisters and me

In a shack on the edge of town

She always did her best to keep food on the table

Even though Pa was not around

But he'd show up now and then in the heat of the moment

Reeking of a backwoods still

He'd been in a rage every day gone by

Since they laid him off down at the mill

He knocked us all around but my Ma got it the worst

Only so far a body can bend

Until his unexpected, loosely-jointed, understated, overrated,

Jaded but sophisticated, justified fitting end

There was a time things weren't so bad

When we were knee high to a man

But that must've been just a child's perception

Don't remember when they got out of hand

Now I'm doin' time on the local state dime

I did what I had to do

My Ma would've died and the bruises on my sisters

Were a spectacle of black and blue

I’m a peaceful man most every day

But when the trouble just would not end

I had to do something 'cause my ma and my sisters

Had not the strength to fend

If I had to do it over it would come out just the same

Some old fences just will not mend

It was an unexpected, loosely-jointed, understated, overrated,

Jaded but sophisticated, justified fitting end

Gary Mackender - accordion, organ, vocals

Karl Hoffmann - bass

Les Merrihew - drums

Joe Fanning - electric guitar

Mitzi Cowell - slide guitar

Björgvin Benediktsson - harmony vocals

Carla Brownlee - bari sax

Mike Coyle - trumpet

Michael Oliver - trombone

Greg Mackender - horn arrangements

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