White Flight (feat. Hannah Glavor, Luz Elena Mendoza and Liz Vice)

by Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis

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From the forthcoming eponymous album by Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis

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i was just one
when we moved from
philadelphia to east norriton
robberies
a once safe street had
bruised my mother's dreams and feelings
*we were part of the white flight/everything changed overnight

closing doors of factories
business moving overseas
unemployment, poverty
the working class was
on its knees and
*we were part of the white flight/we were part of the white flight/we were part of the white flight/everything changed overnight

from the life of integration
to the death of isolation
from the risk of violent action
to the sheen of satisfaction

picket fences, open spaces
2-car families, few black faces
cut green grass and shopping centers
neighbors greeted from a distance
*we were part of the white flight/everything changed overnight

the more things change, the more they stay the same / when the market reigns / there's money to be made

now i'm grown, i've linked my fate to
a new town in a new state and
there's another winged migration
gentrifying and displacing
*we were part of the white flight / we were part of the white flight

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released 01 September 2014
Produced by Sebastian Rogers. Coproduced by Sheldon Gomberg. Recorded at the Carriage House in LA. Mixed by Tony Lash. Photos by Andrea Alseri.

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Catherine Feeny Portland, Oregon

Feeny's music was featured in the film "Running with Scissors," as well as television series' "The O.C." and "One Tree Hill." She has toured extensively, supporting The Indigo Girls, John Prine and Wilco. After leaving EMI UK in 2008, Feeny re-located to Portland, OR to make music independently. Her album "America" inspired Eve Ensler to commission a song for the One BIllion Rising organization. ... more

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