Sad Thanksgiving In Cologne

by Pemberton Roach

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"The torrid tale of a holiday only 2020 could celebrate!"

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Sad Thanksgiving in Cologne
© 2020 Pemberton Roach

The steps of the cathedral can be comfy for a nap
’Til a cop kicks you square between the ribs
The brauhaus doesn’t open ’til eleven on the dot
And my bottle of obstler has gone missing

This God-forsaken burg has never heard of a turkey
Or a can of cranberry sauce
Here it’s just a Thursday in November
And I’m just American and lost

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to buy
All I ever wanted was a sweet potato pie
I left my heart in Plymouth and my wallet back in Rome
There’s nothing quite as bad as a sad Thanksgiving in Cologne

The last thing I remember were some gypsies on the train
Singing “Take Me Home Country Roads”
Everything was great until that part about the moonshine
Then I started really feeling old

Somehow by the time I got to Leverkusen Chempark
I’d lost my favorite “gobble gobble” shirt
I used to be a pilgrim on a mission for the flag
Now I’m an Amerikaner jerk

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to buy
Now I’m more confused than a Bundesliga tie
I left my heart in Plymouth and my wallet back in Rome
There’s nothing quite as bad as a sad Thanksgiving in Cologne

This God-forsaken burg has never heard of a turkey
Or a can of cranberry sauce
Here it’s just a Thursday in November
And I’m just American and lost

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to buy
All I ever wanted was a sweet potato pie
I left my heart in Plymouth and my wallet back in Rome
There’s nothing quite as bad as a sad Thanksgiving in Cologne

No there’s nothing quite as bad as a sad Thanksgiving in Cologne

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released November 24, 2020
Written, produced, and performed by Pemberton Roach
Recorded in New York City, November 2020

Featuring Nigel Rawles on drums and Genie Morrow on accordion

Cover photo: Stewart Hamilton Frank

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Pemberton Roach New York, New York

Pemberton Roach is a country music artist originally from the Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania but currently in NYC. Drawing upon a lifetime of unusually diverse musical and personal experiences, his finely-crafted, rootsy, and instantly catchy songs celebrate dignity and humor in the lonely moments of our shared human experience, as well as the joys of a life lived without boundaries. ... more

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