Baltimore Sun

from by Erick Rudiak

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Did the Baltimore sun shine on you so hard
That it made you forget all the times that we'd shared
And the grass in Galena, did it tickle your feet
so softly that it made you laugh the way that I once did

Did the words of my song strike a cord deep inside
The castle you're building around that fragile heart
Did the spy that I sent behind your central defenses
bring back secrets that only the love of your life should have seen

And I remember you saying, "I'm so happy I could die," and what a shame 'cause I am finally so happy I could live
"I'm so light that I could fly," and what a shame 'cause I am finally so grounded after all these years

Did I tell you the light in my fingers has dimmed
And the jets in my toes won't burn as brightly again
Did I tell you the runways at Midway
don't bring me the joy that they used to when they flew you to me

And I played my guitar the day that you left my orbit
Until I broke all the strings that you may have heard me playing
Then I hummed all the songs I had written for you
but never played because I feared you would figure them out

And I called up the Westerville weekly gazette
And I spoke to a girl who had your middle initial
And I placed an obituary for that little morsel of my heart
that you buried the night that you fled


from Good In Bed, released November 27, 2016





Less country than Robbie Fulks, less rock-and-roll than Steve Poltz, less uninhibited than Rhett Miller, less political than Billy Bragg, less fastidious than Josh Ritter... something for every clever song lover!

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