... death valley serenade

I will give to you what my father gave to me;
a plastic pirate mask and a ring of seeds,
an uncompleted task and associated deeds.
The stars are closer now, my son.
Our pain has reached beyond the sun.

A cavern to be mined,
beastly and unkind.
No vision of behind,
and a hammer that is blind.

a newspaper morning and a piano with a stain,
a bleeding heart that's riding on the back of a train.
The stars are closer now, my son.

Copyright 2008 Jon Swift
Recorded at Brotheryn Studios & the Ferdinand Cottage
Jon Swift: guitar, vocals, wurlitzer, slide, harmonica & tambourine
Leah Thompson: backup vocals

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