Art was the Great Leveler

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Jean Smith lyrics and vocals. David Lester guitar. KRAMER bass.

Lyrics are from "The Black Dot Museum of Political Art" a novel by Jean Smith.

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Art Was the Great Leveler

They met at a party given by mutual friends – people named Fortune. She always liked that part of the story. They were both painters who loved nothing more than to pack up their watercolor gear and hike into the local mountains to paint landscapes. She was young and captivated by his charm and impressed with his brash, unschooled talent.
Which side of town they were from wasn’t a big enough issue
to keep them apart.
To keep them apart.

Art was the great leveler and an emotional connection formed.

Art was the great leveler
long before it was common to assess personalities,
long before people were talking about other people’s personalities
in terms of why such attractions developed.
It would be rationalized based on their mutual interest in art, art and hiking.

Art was the great leveler.
Art was the great leveler.

There was something else there.
A dance. A dance, of sorts. A dance.
They were doing a dance –
one in which it was difficult to tell just by looking who was leading and who was following.

Art was the great leveler.
Art was the great leveler.

They regularly heaved out an arsenal of verbal weaponry
to defend and protect the mysteries
of their deficiencies from possible detection.
Impossible detection was their goal.
Impossible detection was their goal.
Impossible detection was their goal.
Art was the great leveler.
Art was the great leveler.
They hid as much as they exposed.
They hid as much as they exposed.

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from Empathy for the Evil, released September 16, 2014
Produced by KRAMER. Mixed and mastered by KRAMER at Noise Miami. Recorded by Rat Bastard at the Laundry Room, Miami Beach in November of 2012. Art by Jean Smith.

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“Empathy for the Evil” (2014, M'lady's Records)

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