the dynamiter

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The Dynamiter

It wasn’t really blue,
Out on the Vienna
You led me to the edge
Of the lower Susquehanna
We floated golden hope
Beyond where we could see
It left a nothing, sweet and clean,
And nothing felt so good
Inside you and me

Like a London dynamiter
I did all I could do
To blow up those guitar shops
That made me think of you
I couldn’t ask for better:
In all that wreckage I was saved
From the gut strung music
Inside me and you
That never would get played

Let this vassal find some peace
Let me finally be still
If God can just stop scrambling, once again
Let the night do what it will
All the nothing that I did
All the nothing we went through

Seemed like such a waste of precious time
Except it was with you

Seemed like such a waste of precious time
Except it was with you


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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