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Desdemona

There's a hole in the ground on the east side of town
All covered in dust from the train
The sparrows are gathered in the branches above
Waiting for a soul to take flight in the rain
The shovel lies broken on the back of that night
When I threw myself down in that helpless embrace

In the end it comes down to the simplest of things:
Why did our love fly away?

The last time I saw you, you said you were headed south
For the carnival and you'd be back in a week
The next time I saw you there was blood in your mouth
I took your hand and you struggled to speak
The words weren't there, not the breath nor the air
But your eyes told me everything I needed to hear

In the end it comes down to the simplest of things:
Why did our love fly away?
What good did it do me to pray?

When you fell from the trestle I cried out in vain
My heart torn away by the sound
The screaming of steel and the kiss of the rocks
Then I knew for sure that you'd never be found
I hear footsteps in the rain and I cry out your name
All I can see is your face in the stream

In the end it comes down to the simplest of things:
Why did our love fly away?
What good did it do you to pray?

credits

from Tunnels, Treehouses & Trainsmoke, released October 29, 2013
Jeff Andrew: guitar, vox, Stroh violin, baritone violin string section
Ryan Boeur: guitar
Kenan Sungur: percussion

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Jeff Andrew Vancouver, British Columbia

Fiddles, horns, double bass and subterranean percussion from the tunnels of East Vancouver. Songs from the road and beyond the grave.

"A backroads troubadour with a few things to say by way of viscera, nerve and hard experience...basically a raunchy Bob Dylan with blood in his teeth." - Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
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