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Mean Red Blues

from God Talk by Jonathan Burks



my thumb is not green or steeped in earth
I keep on turning over leaf after leaf
but can't seem to keep my feet in the dirt
I sew my oats but them winds they blow
leaving nothing but the furrows and the folds

mean, mean red blues
some aches aint got no shape or face to pin too
some pain aint meant to be soothed
lord I got them mean red blues

if debt were satisfaction I wouldn't have me none
I'd be free and clear as a bounced check, as a banker on the run
as it stands I'm sitting here in the black
whole lot of nothing burning holes in my pants

happiness is just a state of mind
but mine can't seem to stay in between those state lines
I stop at every toll and pay my dues
seems like every road is only passing through


from God Talk, track released October 26, 2011




Jonathan Burks Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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