You're Going to Die

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Wind howled through
Like an old broken song
Where your lips and your cheek
Met your teeth and your tongue
You were speaking to me
Late at night like a fox
In an old broken city
With an old broken voice box

You sighed out with angst
A flat feathery weep
Without tears nonetheless
I heard tell of your grief
"How'd I get where I am?"
You asked through your clenched teeth
"Will I ever show up
In the place where I wanted to be?"

It kills you to know that you're going to die
You're going to die all alone

I felt so hot a south
Saturday sun
Squint my eyes in the heat
To sea over the ocean
The waves were ten stories
Told one after one
As we sat at the stern
Smoking cigarettes and drinking rum

Do you remember that night
When we spoke about love
All the odd complications
That makes living so tough
Will this journey do right
By my body and soul
And I looked at my ugly great skin
And I felt way to old

It kills me to know that I'm going to die
I'm going to die all alone

It kills me to know that I'll
Make compromises
Look through the night sky
And ask "Why is life like this?"
I felt that small rain drop
Fall onto my eye
A still smile on my lips
"There's more to this life than this."


from Sad Songs, released March 23, 2017



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Dream Jurnal Chattanooga, Tennessee

Dream Jurnal rises from the songwriting of Erik Simpson and Rachelle Barr. Their love of traditional folk music, and their fascination with modern harmony bring a unique sound to their songs and music. They are based in Cleveland, TN, right outside of Chattanooga. ... more

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