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Jeremiah

Jeremiah told me a story all about what's in you
the battle between your head and heart and how you didn't think that you could see this through
and all the things you know you knew weren't true

I've been reading old classics, best sellers, and things everybody's read
I flipped through Fitzgerald's Gatsby, I found your description and there it said
that your life is more of a pink and less of a red

Now, someday you might find there's more to say
than what your tongue and teeth can put in place
and when it comes you'll feel you've fallen far away
from where you thought the world got it's grace

Companions are friends, friends are neighbors, and neighbors keep you in their sights
They become violators, voyeurs who just want to read everything you write
and the thought of their thoughts on your thoughts keeps you up at night

and when you sleep you walk among the words that they read
the ones you loved and tried to keep
but now they're dark and turned to bruises that you dream

Now, someday you might find there's more to say
than what your tongue and teeth can put in place
and when it comes you'll feel you've fallen far away
from where you thought the world got it's grace

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from With Tongue & Teeth, released September 19, 2014

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Marcus Eugene Boise, Idaho

Born a bold jumping spider, Marcus Eugene devoured his mother for the sake of life with a lute. However, the jury ruled it not an act of love for music, but of hatred for mothers--and sentenced him to be smushed between two Boise city buses. So, Marcus stole threads of Folk, Country, Blues, and Rock, spun a sleeping bag, and skipped town. Please contact local authorities if you've seen him. ... more

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