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Other standout tracks include: the dust kicker "Saints & Sinners" (which features a fat, fuzzy guitar bridge that leads into another acoustic, finger-picking breakdown and a catchy "la la la la la la la la" refrain); the Billy Joel-esque ballad "The Cradle of Humankind" (which starts with some somber piano and pained vocals and includes a beautiful fiddle solo and lines like "When a helping hand is needed, a slap in the face is what you get"); and "Rise Up," another call-to-arms song with a somber beginning (made more winsome by tin pipes) that segues into an arm-in-arm drinking song.
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