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Pack your bags and leave
If you don't want to live in a culture of cruelty
Forget your dreams, your identity
They don't mean a thing

I'm a pre-expatriate

Too tired to explain
Living in society means common goals and give and take
Give and take
Not just take

I'm a pre-expatriate

I don't know where to go
But I know this place ain't home
Cause we're moving backwards, falling faster

I'm a pre-expatriate

I think you missed the point
I think I think you missed the point
I think you missed the point
I think I think you missed the point


released October 9, 2020
Written by Reed Michael Wolcott
Performed by We Are The Union, Jon Graber (Additional Guitar & Bass), Esteban Flores (Organ), David Miller (Trumpet), & Kenny Lane Schwartz (Auxiliary Percussion)
Produced by Jon Graber & Reed Michael Wolcott
Recorded by Jon Graber, Reed Michael Wolcott, & Jeremy Hunter
Mixed by Jonathan Graber
Mix assist by Reed Michael Wolcott
Mastered by Alex Dobbert
Art by Justin Gray


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We Are The Union Los Angeles, California

Drawing heavily on ska, pop, & punk, WATU’s 2021 full length, ‘Ordinary Life,’ balances soul crushing lyrics about dysphoria & heartbreak w/ endless hooks & furiously catchy choruses. The album, which serves as vocalist Reade Wolcott’s coming out as a trans woman, was recorded in secret in a rented house in Joshua Tree w/ producer Jon Graber. ‘Ordinary Life’ releases June 4th via Bad Time Records. ... more


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