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Malachi Richter's Liquor's Quicker
First Released GNV FLA
Recorded Atlas Studios
Length 2:37
Singer Elliot Crown (Spoken Intro)
Chris
Produced by Matt Allison

Malachi Richter's Liquor's Quicker is the eighth song on Less Than Jake's seventh full length album, GNV FLA. The song is based on a real person, Malachi Ritscher (he's credited as Malachi Richter on the Arsenal EP he played bass for in 1989). Ritscher is the latest person to self-immolate in the US when he did so alongside the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago during rush hour on November 3, 2006, protesting the Iraqi War. The beginning speech in the song is an actual excerpt from Ritscher's suicide note, titled "Thou Shall Not Kill". The morse code in the background reads: "We may lose hope, but there's always hope".

LyricsEdit

[Talking:]
My actions should be self explanatory
and since in our self obsessed culture words seldom match the deed
writing a mission statement would seem questionable
so judge me by my actions
maybe some will be scared enough to wake from their walking dream state

Well I'm happy to report
my long standing last resort
ended by just stopping short
of me burning like a torch
step off, stand back
cause it's a fact I've got a match and
all my fingers crossed behind my back

Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes, I'll light the fuse
Give me some breathing room
cause there's something that I need to prove
Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes, I'll light the fuse
and I'm gonna make the evening news

Well I'm busy making plans
with a flare gun in my hand
kerosene soaked through my pants
the last words in my last stand
step up, stand back
cause it's a fact I've got a match and
all my fingers crossed behind my back

Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes, I'll light the fuse
Give me some breathing room
cause there's something that I need to prove
Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes, I'll light the fuse
and I'm gonna make the evening news
and I'm gonna make the evening news

Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes, I'll light the fuse
Give me some breathing room
cause there's something that I need to prove
Give me some breathing room
cause I'm breathing fumes, I'll light the fuse
give me some breathing room
I'm on fire, it's all ending soon
and I'm gonna make the evening news
yeah I'm gonna make the evening news
yeah I'm gonna make the evening news

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