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memory, oh memories, since you won't leave me alone
explain to me why I feel so lost even though I've come back home
I've been seeking fortune: I've been seeking slither and shimmer out in the world
but nothing will cure this curling craving for a modern mountain girl

I want her to see me, and I hope I have the words
I want her to see me, but I hope I see her first

there were city nights when I was miles away with happiness in my reach
and I'd wake to visions of a hillside trailer humming with electric heat
then I'd find myself back in the quiet dell where compunction took its form
and with our hips we tried to push back the wretched failure of being born

could you feel me down there in the lonesome low?
I could swear you wanted me; I could swear that it was so

who's gonna shoe your pretty little feet, darlin' who's gonna glove your hands?
who's gonna know your mama made you while she was doin' it to Steely Dan?
as you cling to the earth and scream for the kingdom, did you see some other face?
love was a match defense for you and for me an act of shame

and Laveda, Laveda loving you is a shame
Laveda, Laveda loving you is a shame


from Avery County, I'm Bound To You, released October 15, 2013
contra bass- Matt Weiner, flute and alto flute- Hans Teuber, guitar/vocal- Barton. Produced by M. Weiner and M. Feveyear



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