Wooden [YouTube demo]

by Stephan Nance

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Quiet onset
Of a yawn
Old growth onslaught
Shallow foresight
Dawn
Dawns
On these lawns.

In a town
On a mountain
Where the ghosts inhabit
Poisoned wooden caves
And the things they do
And the things they say
Live in smaller caves
And the details of those things
Dwell in even smaller caves

A truth or two got lost
Nary a tooth got flossed

On the hearth
Near the Mallard drake
In the entertainment center
By the sliding door
On a spotlit plinth
In an empty corridor
From one ear to the other
In a terra cotta pot
Upon a bookcase
In a handcrafted
Cabinet of spoons

When you lose your mind
Leave those useless curios behind

Always be you
You will always be you
And I think that that's
A good person to be.
As long as you're doing
No harm unto others,
Then you're always doing
The right thing by me.
You're always doing
The right thing by me.

But how can I do that
When I have no habitat?

When they shoot you down
To prove that they exist
Hold your ground and
Passively resist.
Hold your ground and
Passively resist.

Why me?
Why me?
Always bleeding in the brambles.
Isn't there somebody else I can be?

Always be you
You will always be you
And I think that that's
A good person to be.
As long as you're doing
No harm unto others,
Then you're always doing
The right thing by me.
You're always doing
The right thing by me.

Sow the seeds of peace
I agree
But also see the forest for the trees.

You can spend
Your whole life
Planting annuals
Dutifully
Year after year
But by no small marigold patch
Will an Ivory-billed Woodpecker appear.

You can spend
Your whole life
Planting annuals
Dutifully
Year after year
But by no small marigold patch
Will an Ivory-billed Woodpecker appear.

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released November 6, 2016

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Stephan Nance Eugene, Oregon

I'm Stephan Nance. I'm a singer-songwriter based in Eugene, Oregon. You can call my music poetic piano rock.

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