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She was standing by the stairs,
With last night tangled in her hair,
And someone else's tears
Trapped in her eyes.

When I asked her how she was,
She gave the quilt she wore a shrug,
And glanced out her cracked window
Toward the sky.

And Sarah said, "It sounds a little strange,
But there's a big blue sky,
And today I feel it's weight."

She said, "Most of us are just songbirds on display,
And with healthy wings,
You feel more of the cage."

The place was still a mess,
So I poured us what was left,
Then i brought it out
And placed it in her hand.

She shuddered as she sipped,
Then she wiped her stiffened lip,
And said, "Thank you, love,
I knew you'd understand."


from Not the Jazz Guy, released May 1, 2014



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...flows from one beautiful, unsettling melody to the next, sometimes contemplative, at others softly abrasive. American Music Club, Pavement, Miracle Legion and Yo La Tengo come to mind.
-Jim Santo from Demo Universe

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