For My Father

from by Jordan Morton

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lyrics

I sing only for my father
For the broken spokes of someone else’s life
And I breathe only from the water
That cradled me before I had eyes to see

Cause the womb is the only way

And I sing for my brother
By the oven where we sat
Our baby brains filled with fruit bats
I’m glad we can still do that

And I sing for my ancestor dying in fire
Over the flame he says thanks for trying anyway
We did our best today
And he says to me

Are you aware of the oil in your hair
From which another pair of blinking eyes will come to be?
Cause when you are you sing!

For my grandmother! Picking berries fifty years, her smile hangs from both my ears
And I get it now, the joke of fear!
(But sometimes I forget)

And I sing for my lover
He’s far away by now and I still love him God knows how

And I am my mother…damn
And she says to me

Are you aware of the oil in your hair
From which another pair of blinking eyes will come to be?
Are you aware of the generations in your stare?
The silent scenes all yet to come
The many one and your day is done
But your story lives on

And I’m still singing only only only for my father
Just to be sure he knows
On that wheel are left some spokes
I’m never leaving you we’ve got a long way to go!

You’re coming with me now eighty more years

credits

from Cascadilla Creek, released September 23, 2014

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Jordan Morton San Diego, California

Double bassist and songstress
with a debut album::

a product of
movement
space &
time

an homage to Home sickness&wanderlust

an experiment of
poetry within
RESonance

Thanks to the many awesome folks who have helped to make it happen.
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