Recorded loud dist. nylon guitar for Get Out the Downvote. Recorded volatile vocal takes using Shure Beta 58A, whereas I usually use a very transparent tube mic. Let me approach it more like an unselfconscious live performance. In committing to do the lead vocals, voila, the lyrics gelled. All of the little images I wanted to use are still in it, but it now is calibrated for the right combination of fighting/persecuted/mournful. The title is so political sounding (I was calling it Stillwater-Rotter instead for awhile) that it's important to convey my whole range of impressions re: politics causing relationships to flame out.