Digital 45

by Adrian Niles

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For Loren Porter, my Dad. 1946-2016


released March 31, 2017

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Track Name: Grandfather Buzzard
Grandfather buzzard built you these mountains
And filled them with veins of gold and black blood
When the kingdom all crowded the arch in the sky
He pulled up deep mud from the water to dry
For saplings to root, for birds to make nest
For the Vulture to brood among great beasts and pests
For your feet to tread while you forge ahead
To rest and seek shelter, to bury your dead

Grandfather buzzard he drew down his wing
To carved you this valley for water to bend
To protect you from wild winds that gather on high plains
To weave ribbons of rivers from the high ridge rains
To hunt to make shelter by a confluent force
To foster your children to hasten your course
To protect and to serve the needs of the many
For bait and for hook, to eat and drink plenty

Grandfather buzzard tamed the fierce flame
He taught it to travel from east into west
To shine light for yield on crop and of men
To awaken the day again and again
Track Name: Young Man
Walking on this high road
Each second a hard step
Looking out, around me
My head dripping sweat
Fingers feel my pockets
For charms or loose thread
Only automatic
Thoughts fill my head

Think. Think. Think for yourself
Once mighty trees brought down by the wind
Think. Think. Think for yourself
These words in my ear that my daddy once said

Once I was a young man
I didn't understand
I took it all for granted
Lovers and friends
I let us slip away child
Never thinking of the end
I let you slip away time
I want ya back again

Think. Think. Think for yourself
While your body and mind can further roam
Think. Think. Think for yourself
The old man leads the young man home

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