Song Man

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song man

the song man died today you know
he left his backing orchestra to go solo
he said when he knew where the good songs came from
he wouldn’t wait to go

ooo

he met the song when he was young
in the park by the tennis courts and he was in love
when suddenly in streamed the choir of the trumpet tongued

never lament casually
it’s beauty and it’s dignity
that our sorrows waltz between
and he could hear them

so he sang

i feel a bit of a charlatan for stepping out on stage
these are the songs you gave me
you just let me affix my signature
at the bottom of the page

he bought a light guitar from spain
cedar soundboard soft and warm willing to sing
still when he climbed to the stage heights
his heart rang

so he sang

i feel a bit of a charlatan for stepping out on stage
these are the songs you gave me
you just let me affix my signature
at the bottom of the page

hallelujah dressed in song
coming through the radio
on another man’s tongue
and that was the day that we
learned to sing along

never lament casually
it’s beauty and it’s dignity
that our sorrows waltz between

i feel a bit of a charlatan for stepping out on stage
these are the songs you gave me
you just let me affix my signature
at the bottom of the page

our song man died today you know
gone to sing the songs above that he learned below
maybe death is not a hard fall
but slipping through the crack in the wall

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from What Sings, released September 7, 2019

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Jen Zimberg Hudson, New York

singer/songwriter, modern folk

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