Saturday, October 3, 2020

The cold is rising

I've long been a fan of poet Alfred Starr Hamilton, and years back had a web page or two dedicated to him. Those pages have since been transferred to this here blog. So, it is with some surprise I see on the tubes a Band Camp page for the Bye Bye Blackbirds with a song called....Alfred Starr Hamilton. Why? I dunno. Not sure how the lyrics jibe with the man, but hell, why not link to it here for the sake of completism. 

 Alfred Starr Hamilton by Bye Bye Blackbirds. 

Time's a rag doll
With something bright and cold in its chest
Words can strip bark and seep between the buttons of your vest
The cold is rising
Is someone here to tell me it's fine?
So fine
Smoking by the window
Fine
Freezing in the winter

All right, I'll be listening, I'll be listening, baby
All right, right now

You know I love you
Unravelling and troubling the signs
With words that stand still and brighten in the corners of your eyes
So come inside, dear
Where everyone will tell us it's fine
So fine
Smoking by the window
Fine
Freezing in the winter

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