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David Dondero - The Living And The Dead lyrics

Chose an easy rhyme to fill these moments of your time
I tried to keep between the line, looking forward and behind
I studied highway archeology, poetry and rhythm
As I'm tapping in the forniac this moment of expression
It's evolving and dissolving, connecting and exploding,
Building up and then eroding
It's the end and I keep rolling
I played a skinny, indie white boy blues in a scuffed up military style shoes
I'm a convenient store connoisseur
On a broken shoestring budget tour

Flap or float, just barley float
Sing it fast and now get them all
Get no one knows success
It's soon forgotten, put to rest
We crossed this country a million times
Trillion roads, gazillion signs
A re-enactment is this life
These words are just a bite from all those heroes that I heard
Just paraphrasing words
To leave behind a song,
A re-enactment of a song

Hey I'm in love with this living and the dead
Hey I'm in love with the living and the dead
Living and the dead
I'm in love with a lover whose dead

I've seen some highs and lows
I've seen those (?)
And you know he (?)
Not a single person goes
Driven fourteen hours
Just to play into the sound guys
He's reading his book
We've got to suck it up and try
Some bartender's playing on that mega touch machine
Hearing on fingernails and tapping on that screen

And it's a cold bleak night as the poles bleeding light
Detroit's abandoned no casinos in my sight
Got to kill my time
I'm a ghost out on these streets
I'll be sleeping in my truck tonight
And not sleeping in your ice cold sheets

Got a scrambled heart, it's a little over cooked
Got a novel full of wishes missing from your book
There's no insurance in this life
No protection from the night
Too many rules and no direction
You walk under a knife
It's just this temporality, creating fleeting moments
If your lacking in permanent
You better make your moment potent ah ugh
Hey I'm in love with this living and the dead
Hey I'm in love with the living and the dead
Hey I'm in love with the living and the dead
Hey I'm in love with the living and the dead
Living and the dead
I'm in love with the living and the dead
Living and the dead
I'm in love with a lover whose dead