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The famous location was finally torn down
The one near the edge of the center of town
The citizens gathered from all points around
Walked away and sighed

A spot on a map that has never been seen
A stop on the railroad that fueled the machine
Combusting on hope, on sweat, and on dreams
And miles and time

Black and white pictures in small plastic frames
Of ones who had found some small measure of fame
You scour the rooms in search of a name
There's plenty of those

Come down - there might be a scout from the label!
There's beer in the ashtrays and dancing on tables!
The guitar player’s got a hundred foot cable!
He's playing right out in the street!

Find a new love, break up at the bar
A smile and a handshake, the band's found a star
Just always be sure that you bring your guitar
You never know who you might meet

The details may change, but the cast stays the same
The nameless pursuing the luster and fame
Consumed by a passion that they cannot name
But it has a beat


from Factory Settings, released April 1, 2020
Music: Stoeckel
Lyrics: Tinnel, Stoeckel

Steve Stoeckel: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass
Bruce Gordon: backing vocals, vocal arrangement
Stacy Carson: drums
Joel Tinnel: electric guitar

Mix: Stoeckel


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Pop Co-Op

Pop Co-Op are:
Steve Stoeckel (Spongetones),
Bruce Gordon,
Stacy Carson, &
Joel Tinnel.

Fresh, all original powerpop/pop/rock songs.

2nd most played artist on This is Rock 'n Roll Radio, Syracuse.

Aired on Rodney Bingenheimer's Sirius XM show & the Mickey Bradley Show on BBC Radio Ulster.

"Best of 2017" on WKVA 88.1 Oregon's Snap, Crackle, POP!
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