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Lady On The Trampoline

from The Early Treasuries by Abe Loomis

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Lady On The Trampoline (Abe Loomis)

Riding out along the river’s edge tonight
I’m seeing colors in the twilight coming down
I’m not accustomed to this feeling in my heart
It’s been a long time since the circus came to town

And if I seem a little shaky in this early evening air
Don’t let appearances deceive you I’m all right
But I’ve been barking like a hungry dog—it’s ringing in my ears
And she is singing to my better soul tonight

So I’ll raid the flowerbox for my lady on the trampoline
With my heart up in my throat where it belongs
Take all the guidebooks and I’ll burn them up into the breeze
Singing hey hey I’ll write a thousand songs
La la la la la…

Delirium has taken over now for sure
I’m just a pistol going off at every turn
And in the wilderness and wisdom of her form
I see those Western prairies where I’d love to burn

She will not dare to turn her head and look at me
Because she knows that if she did we both might fall
But nothing now could save us and the sparrows in the trees
Are only singing for the same thing after all


Inst Bridge

I’m not the first to find some favor in her eye
I will not be the last, your fairytales be damned
But I’ve been listening to the all night radio
And all the frequencies of spirit have been jammed

But as I wake to smell the morning I can hear
The sound of angels out there singing in the hall
Beneath the wailing and the grinding teeth of lost and angry men
Who hear the bells but cannot find the garden wall



from The Early Treasuries, released April 14, 2014


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