Left Of Your Joy

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Well, I guess the darkest nights will hide their stars
but lately your cloudy skies are the crowded bars
and I’ve been squinting at the distance,
waiting for the light to break,
worried, dear, about how long that might take

God’s been closing windows and slamming doors
The rain keeps leaking in, what the hell was that house for?
Love came at so high a cost that you could not afford
so now you’re throwing up your hands and feet are kicking up a storm

But there’s still light in your eyes
It’s small, but it still shines

There is nothing in the past that you belong to
and even if the memories come and find you
Well, it is not their task to try and rescue what’s left,
what’s left of your joy

What if the valley’s too wide to hold your dreams?
What if your heart has grown too dull to gleam?
What if it’s ancestral; it’s running through your jeans?
It’s all too much and now you’re bursting at the seams

But there’s still light in your eyes
It’s faint, but it still shines

There is nothing in the past that you belong to
and even if the memories come and find you
Well, it is not their task to try and rescue what’s left,
what’s left of your joy

Your sorrow does not flatter you even if the tears are true
I’ve seen you sing your way through deeper blues
Sacred songs and holy water, they don’t last long enough to bother
And all the things you miss just wash from the surface

There is nothing in the past that you belong to
and even if the memories come and find you
Well, it is not their task to try and rescue what’s left
what’s left of your joy
What is left of your joy?

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from Entropy, released October 5, 2018

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The banjo-keys-glock-strings-brass-woodwinds-timpani-boy/girl-vocals-etc. of David Wimbish’s Greensboro collective may at first recall the figurine-songs of Sufjan Stevens – but only until one of the 12-member band’s delirious crescendos erupts. Wimbish employs as many as 20 instruments per track, yet the arrangements are judicious when they need to be- Shuffle Magazine ... more

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