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After 40 years, the iconic Columbus, Ohio punk bar, Bernies Distillery, closed it's doors for the final time on New Years Eve 2015. We first played at Bernies in 1999, and continued to play there regularly until the end. Setting on the corner of 16th and High, just across from the Ohio State campus, Bernies was one of the last of the true punk dives. On any given night you could find the best (and worst) of local bands, touing bands, and often well known names. It was the kind of place that anyone was welcome, and a stronger supporter of local music. Our song, 16th and High, was written after witnessing a large brawl where a group of punk and skins faced off against a group of fratboys. We only found it fitting to release it on Bernies' final day. Rest in peace Bernies, you will be missed. We'll see you in hell.

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Punks standing around before the show begins
Batman's up front waiting on the band to go
All hell breaks loose as the band begins to play
It's not a fucking anthem, just another fucking day

All the punks and skins are dancing, having fun
swilling down the beer to the band on the stage
But, out in the Alley, testosterone starts to flow
Just a bunch of assholes, just another frat

16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
There's going to be a fight down at 16th and High
16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
All my friends are down at 16th and High

All the punks and skins are lined up on the street
facing off with jock boys who want to beat the freaks
all the punks are piss drunk and ready to go
the skins are excited because there is going to be a row

The frat kids are pumped, too late to back down
the only thing to stop this now is the siren sound
everyone is facing off there in the street
down at 16th and High where we all meet

16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
There's going to be a fight down at 16th and High
16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
All my friends are down at 16th and High

you better be ready for a fight tonight
punk kids and frat boys are lining up to fight

16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
There's going to be a fight down at 16th and High
16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
All my friends are down at 16th and High
16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
There's going to be a fight down at 16th and High
16th and High there's going to be a fight tonight
All my friends are down at 16th and High

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from City Rat Attacked by Babies, released January 30, 2016

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