tried again to write honestly,
dressed in my father’s modesty, but
the jasmine in the leaves won’t sing to me.
dig my toes down into the earth,
criticize, but for all it’s worth, I
never really had Indian feet, no, no.
a phone call home, a promise, a sigh
carrying currents off South Carolina,
thinking, “oh my god, what have I done?”
casually re-crossing the state,
humming along to audiotapes, but
oh the kids won’t want to hum along, no, no.
patron saint’s got a hand on the wheel,
this dalliance is dragging its heels, I’ve
got an awful feeling about this.
you were always the better friend,
but if I’ve the chance to love you again, just
say that you haven’t outgrown me yet, no, no.
from Marigold Maxixe
released October 5, 2010
written and performed by The Lives of Famous Men. words by Daniel Hall. additional performances by Chase Pagan and Paul Q Kolderie.
Daniel: voice, glockenspiel
Ari: acoustic/electric guitars
Dylan: drums, tambourine, claps
Jason: acoustic piano, Wurlitzer, claps
Chase: electric/baritone guitars, Hammond Organ, accordion, mellotron, voice, claps
produced and engineered by Paul Q Kolderie, Adam Taylor, and Alex Hartman at Camp Street Studios, Cambridge, MA. mixed by Paul Q Kolderie and Adam Taylor. mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY. © April, 2010.
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