The Scarecrow and the Shadow

from by Mike Desmond's Dead Horse



oh the scarecrow hangs as he sangs to his shadows
i love the breeze that shakes my knees down to my elbows
and i do love my garden
growing like the autumn trees in the pines
oh mr breeze
would take some of these
stems twigs and leaves
thru the meadows and trees
cause i want them to feel and see
warm strawberries
the sweet cemeteries
crazy city streets
and the waters running free
but before you leave
let me say my peace
oh my friend thank you please

go stretch and stray like a twig dreams of arrows
you see if it was me then it would be scarecrows
everybody will help you discover what you set out to find
but it in mind
they might not be kind
they might make you pine
like the forest sighs
it might be fine
hell it might be better than mine

or come on home back to your fathers garden
or grow your own by some black waterside
everybody will thank you
for setting out for what you found out you could find
yeah keep it in time
wind chimes and wine
and nevermind
the hills steady inclines
just float on  byE
foreign shrines
i know you’ll be fine
you’ll get it right
and it might be
better than mine

i wear my bones like a cloak made of shadows
sit and sip on smoke casting stones towards the gallows
everybody will love you
and shatter the beating heart in your mind
just keep it in time
and keep it kind
with windy sunshine
with your achingly bright
lovely angels eyes
yeah you’ll fall from high
and sing a forest sigh
for miles and lives
for your every smile
so if you find
what set out to find
would you keep it
with mine


from Ghepetto's Revenge EP, released April 20, 2016



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