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My first job was delivering newspapers. It gave me purpose. I liked it. A few years later, I ended up crashing my parents van into a house on my paper route. The house was 20 feet downhill off the road. It was the first time I had ever driven. To this day, I love showing people the house. They never fixed it. In 2001, I worked at a Chevron Gas Station, as far as jobs go it was mindless and fun. Minimum wage felt fair. Our store was committed to having the highest prices in town. I worked there over 9/11 and watched them raise the prices two or three times. It was strange. Across the road from the gas station was a record store. I bought records every week. One day I found Elvis, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis all for 10 cents each. It was a great day. I worked one overnight shift. I'll never forget it. I watched all these kids going to and then straggling in from a rave that kid died at. It was surreal.


Chorus: I had a job pumping gasoline funnest job that I've ever seen

I had myself a paper route, ride my bike throw the paper out


Across the road there was a record store, don't sell records there no more


Summer we'd go to the river, sunburn alley no forgiver


But those days are far and gone and this is a reflecting song


from Until My Ankle's Better, released August 13, 2010


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