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No one but a friend
could even try to pretend
To get what you mean
By the things you say,
When you're down on your luck,
and end's meat won't stretch far enough
You're so desperate that you're sweeping the spotlight away.

Poppa worked so hard,
Slammin' stakes through railroad tires,
And Momma, she took him in at the end of the day.
They told me, "Willy, don't you run too far"
But they found me 'neath those rolling cars,
I couldn't help myself I was drawn to the music they made.

Laugh all you want
I'm doing this for the ones I love
I'm doing this for the ones I hold dear.
Though times are getting tough, I know I owe 'em this much,
to see their hard work wasn't in vain.

Dress me
Up in rags, but don't you worry,
I'll give you my smile if that's what it takes.
See, laughter carries far
From these paraffin walls into my heart
But the distance won't make people any easier to replace.

Laugh all you want
I'm doing this for the ones I love,
I'm doing this for the ones I hold dear.
It might not mean that much to them, but in the end,
I'll fight both tooth 'n nail til I see 'em grin.


from Great Circle Track EP, released August 10, 2012



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Immediate Family Chicago, Illinois

Immediate Family is the solo project of Chicago-based singer/songwriter Michael Biederman (also of Rego). This August will see the release of our first EP, titled The Great Circle Track EP. We are also currently at work on our 2nd forthcoming project.

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