Goldenrod

from by Justin Fritz

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lyrics

Carried away, what a mistake
You’ll suffer, you’ve got no sense of rhythm
From an illness not yet recognized
Where you flutter and fold along a crease
Now I spend all of my free time alone in this world
With my English words and my English dreams

Of my lady of the water
My lady of the sea
A daughter of high water
Who traced a corner of Italy

But, when I heard that you were holed up in the north
With a man who was taken with goldenrod
And you wrecked him in a pressing, and I thought
“That’s fair, he deserved all he got”

And somehow it got back to you
That I was occupied with this constant hate
As an exact sort of person in a foreign state
It’s been a hard thumb to live under, a steady even weight

So, like Napoleon fingering his belly by rote
In a portrait hung in the gallery acquired on loan
I too am crooking my arm in my coat

Without my lady of the water
My lady of the sea
The daughter of a doctor
With swift and sure remedies

But, when I heard that you were clear-eyed out east
Tangled up in some poor man’s lot
And you shot him full of something, and I thought
“That’s fair, he deserved all he got”

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from Sometimes Caring, released October 19, 2015

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