Song as Poem

Thought I’d take a minute to give credit to some incredible verses that have played across my ears lately in the form of songs. Maybe some day I’ll figure out how to turn my own work into songs. Probably just need to meet the right musician to work with.

Breathe Owl Breathe, Leaf, Canadian Shield (2007 Earthworks Records)
lyrics by Micah Middaugh

Empty pages in a journal
can tell more than any words
were able

when the leaf
falls out on the table
and he remembers

_________

Drive-By Truckers, The Opening Act, Brighter than Creations Dark (2006 New West Records)
lyrics by Patterson Hood.

I’m drivin’ north
as the sun is risin’
over a technicolor horizon
reach out to touch you
and you’re not there
you’re a thousand miles away from here
and i turn on the radio
and heard some preacher
talking salvation
and the tank is half full
and i reach over
and change the station

Reach out and touch someone....

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