Each Moon Stays, or, I Walk Across Pecan Plantation in the Desolate Dead of Night

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August 2011

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The face of lead inviting rage red
despite what I've said the date skips ahead
one or two days, alright, then we'll see
but each moon stays, every night endlessly /

I floated in the Farris's pool
it was well past 10
dad had acted a fool
with my mother's friend /
Then on the deck atop a towel I lay
while the last song finished its final fade
I heard my mom drive away
breaking the promise she had made /

The face of lead inviting rage red
despite what I've said the date skips ahead
one or two days, alright, then we'll see
but each moon stays, every night endlessly /

She left me there alone
so I tossed about the room
how unnerving that she left her phone
I hadn't the slightest clue /
But turns out she went back to the traitor
and without her there's no use
I knew I had to confront him sooner rather than later
so I put on my shoes /

Trees forever in the country dark
long shadows on the houses strain
There's nobody else around at all /
The only sounds are the latest lark
the pitterpat of drizzling rain
and the stuttering echo of my footfalls /

I'd been walking now for hours
everything grows a face
but I had to see the coward
and put him in his place /
Out of dirt I give worth to words
but I hear my name called on the wind
at least that's what I thought I heard
I turn to answer but I've been tricked again /

The face of lead inviting rage red
despite what I've said the date skips ahead
one or two days, alright, then we'll see
but each moon stays, every night endlessly \

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from Spiritual Successor, released May 17, 2017

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I write songs about the moments of my life that I deem necessary to remember. Pretty simple stuff.

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