The Party's Over

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The Party’s Over

[VERSE: G Em C D CHORUS: C G D G]

Was it the fever or the fear or the way he held the floor?
Was it the back-beat of the bass drum that just kept you wanting more?
Were you reeling from the poopers?
Was he just another screw?
Or we’re hell bent on making him the one you’d love so true?

Was it how the party ended, just when you finally felt so free?
Was it the death of the gay disco or the murder of the queens?
Was it the burying of bodies or one endless eulogy?
Or the government officials, “Quiet down don't make a scene.”

Turn on the lights
The Party’s over
Lost to the night
Forever young

Christopher Street
The Hudson River
Will keep on flowing
After we’re gone

Was it the way his body moved to the music you adored?
Or the way the disco ball just sent you spinning round the floor?
the glitter on his face, the sweat upon his brow?
His short shorts shirtless body moving to Dinosaur L

Was it the how we were so wild? how we sleeplessly endured?
The way raged against the night, against the cruelties of the world
In the seedy basements, back alleys, the dark clubs and the discos
For one moment felt alive, took all our shame and let it go

Turn on the lights
The Party’s over
Lost to the night
Forever young

Christopher Street
The Hudson River
Will keep on flowing
After we’re gone

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from Drone Butch Blues, released April 19, 2019

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Your Heart Breaks Seattle, Washington

Your Heart Breaks is a queer band based in Seattle, Washington. Originally founded by Clyde Petersen in Bellingham, Washington in 1999, Your Heart Breaks has toured the world for 20 years as both a solo performer and a large ensemble. Their new album, Drone Butch Blues comes out on Sofaburn Records in April 2019. ... more

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