gretchen watch it burn

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Gretchen Watch it Burn

She told me when I got to town
Don’t put your suitcase on the ground
Her voice was so low it never let go
When I got to town

Murdering our albatrosses
We broke our oaths and cut our losses
Though we stammered around the path remained sound
Murdering

Gretchen watch it burn all night stand outside the firelight
We loiter undone by the night’s iron tongue
Gretchen watch it burn

Watermarked we sat beside a road up north under the sky
Your head in my chest Oh my palimpsest
Watermarked

Long ago out on my porch you welded us, beloved torch
It’s been the longest goodbye
I believe we started to die-
That night so long ago

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from the art of swimming, released June 20, 2017

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leo crandall Syracuse, New York

I am a singer/songwriter/composer. I play the requinto, cello and guitar. I have toured Africa sponsored by the State Dept., nominated for Australia’s Bluestar Award, charted #14 nationally in Roots and Blues, received a Meet the Composer Grant. I have composed film scores, dance scores, theater music and ambient sound for installations. My music has been heard all over the world. ... more

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