Man From Illinois

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the corn stove went out
still a warmth was in the room
i felt your breath surround me
like a thief inside his tomb
"can you turn the lights on?
i know that you're there."
but my words must not have reached you
for you didn't seem to care

lift up your chin
and have no fear
walk with me now
to new frontier
keep close your love
protect her cheer
forget the past
o pioneer

i climbed out my chair
it didn't want me to go
your ignorance persisted
my patience took the blow
i saw your smiling figure
in frames of static blue
your hand around the switch
my anger further grew

we stood face to face
with poise long behind
i screamed and i screamed
you just watched me cry
you reached toward my face
ripped the tape off my mouth
in a shameful embrace
you said,"ask me now."


from Beacons (Demos), released July 23, 2013



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