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Todd Daniel Snider (born October 11, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter with a musical style that combines Americana, alt-country, and folk. Snider was born in Portland, Oregon, and lived there until his family moved to Houston, Texas. When he was 15, he ran away from home with a friend and went back to Portland. After high school, he moved to Santa Rosa, California, to be a harmonica player. Then his brother, who lived in Austin, Texas, bought him a ticket to move there.
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Tension (Live) Lyrics. Tension Tension Tension, it's all that I know I got tension in my health food I got tension in my exercise I got tension and it's everywhere that I go. After the bad guy killed off all the under-developed characters The good guy put a bullet right through his head And the screenwriter stood up and he told us That all the loose ends had been ties He said "Justice is irrelevant "Violent problems need violent solutions "'Cause in America, we like our bad guys dead" Preferably after some kinds. Well they roped all of my problems When they pointed their fingers at drug addiction 'I think it's 'cause they know that if you're the one doing the pointing Nobody's looking at you But you know, this war on drugs is funded By tobacco and alcohol commissions It's not really that what drugs you're strung out.
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Todd Snider performs in Nashville. Beth Gwinn/Getty Images. Todd Snider has bared his hard-living soul on such albums as 2004’s East Nashville Skyline and his latest, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. But Snider, a disciple of singer-songwriters like close friend John Prine, saves his best stories for the stage, entertaining crowds not just with his songs, but with darkly humorous spoken-word tales of addiction, music business struggles and life on the road. He recently released a book of what he describes as mostly true tall tales titled I Never Met a Story I Didn’t Like. And, like Snider himself, it’s a pisser.
What’s it like on the road, doing what you do? I’ve learned to be ready for anything. One time the electricity went out in the theater with 10 minutes until show time, so we sat and played a capella for about three songs before we said okay, seriously, we need an electrician. I’m also working on an album of agnostic hymns and I’ll be opening a church-The Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder. It’s kind of based o. m. ook, I went and saw Al Green, you know. He does the church thing and it seemed like he’s a little more addicted to the grift than he is Jesus.
Snider's summer trek kicks off June 15 in Atlanta and goes to Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and practically all points north and south.