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Riff: Cody ChesnuTT – “Under the Spell of the Handout”

Nov 14, 2012

What am I feeding on?/What am I steppin’ in/What am I giving up?

from Under the Spell of the Handout lyrics by Cody ChesnuTT

One thing Cody does well on this album is mix together varying styles of soul music – from straight ballads and gospel-tinged hymns to bubbling pscyh rock. Here he leans heavy on the Motown tip, but flips the script by belting some harsh criticism of the government and consumerism.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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