A River Running Red

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I put beauty on you
like it’s the thing you never had before
like a blanket on a rose bush
my words are caught
frayed on your thorns
which with the wind
are tearing me apart
you’re tearing me apart

when I see you in my dreams
one of us is bleeding
you are a river running red
you are a river running silver

you are dividing me
the sword in your mouth
cutting marrow from bone
spirit from soul
do I divide you, too
and pit your mercy against you
am I some kind of conflict
or are you past my comprehension

when I see you in my dreams
one of us is bleeding
you are a river running red
you are a river running silver

I am a river dry and dead
I am a river running over
a grave
the hollow of a hidden life
a city full of roses

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from Living Room Tapes EP, released June 15, 2015

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Jesse Hill Hamilton, Ontario

Sometimes I think I should stop writing songs; it's time consuming, frustrating, and not at all profitable.

I keep writing songs because in a ridiculous, irrational way, I believe songwriting is an an essential part of the human experience. I believe that songs can transcend the capacity of language in connecting us to one another, to God, to nature, to our truest selves.

Cheers,
-Jesse
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