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Lily Josephine

from Jonathan, CA by Long Conversations

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    Comes wrapped in an edition of the Jonathan Weekly from April 1st 1942

    Includes unlimited streaming of Jonathan, CA via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Lily Josephine, the queen of Spring

and always hand in hand

with her bonnie king

and how his how his father watched as

you would make his porch your own

Lily Josephine the sky in flames

he let you run a marathon

your shirt a chain as it wrapped

itself ‘round your legs and

you collapsed in morning dew

and home is cold-eyed stares

and “where you been?”

and vow to never tell

but keep running

Lily Josephine our Summer’s come

let’s push back all our memories

‘nto evenin suns and let’s not

publish diaries or

work on eulogies just yet

and home is now just three stones

and four names

where rows

of old men sigh and leave

and I watch you cry on a westbound train


don’t know if you know just what I know

that the undertaker’s so slow

it might just take a while to get home

it might just take a while to die.


from Jonathan, CA, released October 24, 2013


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