Salt and Sage

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A September morning
Coffee cup in hand
A little sugar and cream
Will help wash down the sand
Will help me swallow it down and
Shake awake from this dream

My mouth is dry
And eyes are bleary
The day that lies before me
Doesn’t know that I am weary
Doesn’t care that eyes are teary
That lumps are forming

I stand above you
And I watch you sleep
I suppose you’re dreaming
Of things that I no longer seek
Of ordinary things that now seep
With secret meaning

I see you in blue mittens
I see you in black tights
I see you in a red dress
That flows behind you as you might
Run through the parking lot at night
To give Daddy a kiss

I can see the future
You’re driving determinedly
From the office to your place
Where a big and loving family
Holds you close and ever amply
In its warm embrace

It’s in the telling
That it becomes a truth
It’s in your recognition
That I’ll have undisputed proof
That it was a doctor’s sooth
That I was given

When I see the tear form
In the nub of your eye
As I watch it gather
And flow down with your baby’s cry
Streak your cheek and by and by
Become a lather

I’ll try to remember
You’ve seen it all unfurl
That even at your age
Every tender-hearted girl
Knows nothing lasts in this world
Of salt and sage


from Hotcakes & Atrocity, released May 27, 2014
Scott Schoenberg - Vox, Electric Guitar
Matt Chambers - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Alex Perez - Drums, Backing Vocals
Vincent Munoz - Piano

Produced by Scott Schoenberg and Gavin Ross
Engineered and Mixed by Gavin Ross
Mastered by Little Red Book Mastering



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