Just Once

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JUST ONCE

I walked these bridges as a child
Just once I knew desire and flight
And I sang mama I don't need no guide
'Cause I got this running rising tide

When did I sheer these baby curls?
Trade mother's arms for unstable legs?
'Cause they pound like Hades on your banks
And levitate on concrete slate

Both flowing through the same location
One of us with a destination
River, I will race you there.

Teary eyed and uniformed
Conscripted soul, but freedom born
I left my love to mind what's left
Of youth and beauty and protest

While the dreamer cries, a cynic smiles
Silence pressed in cardboard tiles
Care I if I stir to see the morn?
I've seen better days in Desert Storm

His heart to the westbound traffic cried
Just once I knew of fire and ice
And river, I will race you there

In this barbed wire fashioned corset frame
The cool restraints of modern days
A white snake red snake friction gyrates
Birds-eye views traverse the highways

And there are vagabonds in suits and ties
And there are fixtured change janglers alike
Promise ladened city slick
Give me refuge in your tortured brick
Navigate your twisted landscape
Pray that I'll be lost by daybreak

My dear forget the sweet surrenders passed here
Manifestos 'fore a life was laid to rest here
A simple corollary to the turning tide
Is not this river beautiful tonight?

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from Noble Dust, released December 4, 2015

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Noble Dust Boston, Massachusetts

A motley collection of reformed band geeks, we're all about lyrically driven progressive folk pop, toast, and fitting onto tiny stages.

Pioneers of Frog Pop, as far as we know.

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