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Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:37 PM

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I wrote this song for my Aunt Judy. She was an alcoholic and allergic to alcohol. She let herself die. I wish she would have just waited. Things change. It makes me very sad.

She collected miniature elephants. And her alcoholism was like the elephant in the room. I had a dream after she died that she came to visit me. I wrote this song after that.

Elephant

Sit there all day,
Sit there all time,
Sit on the couch alone.
Little glass eyes,
Stone eyes,
A shelf of eyes once loved
Look down and pray
This isn't how we find her.

When I saw her,
No it was not like skin.
It was a stretch of light
That pulled from eyes to chin.
That was not hers,
Though she wore it for me.
And she lived it down below
The day she died.

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Response to rbnyc (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:55 AM

1. That was very moving and moody

You are quite a talented artist.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:39 AM

2. Thanks so much.

I just got my hands on a bunch of old recordings I thought were lost. I'm having fun making videos. Thanks for listening.

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Response to rbnyc (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:32 PM

3. Nice work, very moving and ethereal...

...I hardly ever get to use that word.

Anyway, I like it.

Very sorry about your aunt.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 05:15 PM

4. Thanks.

Thanks for listening.

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