Morning Milking

from by Jack Elias

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lyrics

It fell on it’s ear
And from one wet surface to another I steered
My father’s tomb to the shores of the moon
And the many moons behind
But now you are his from behind
And I wish you were mine

It’s common and it’s clear
You told me to fear the devil in all things round
To put land on my feet
And to sing words to sleep
And to dust them with two coats of lime
But now you’re his from behind

And if prior to here
There was no atmosphere
Just the sparks that want to fly
When you break in old shoes
It’s outrageous to lose a farmer before the morning milking
No, I never stood a chance
But it’s never too late to miss what will never be mine
Now you’re his from behind

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from Chopping Board, released April 3, 2014

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Jack Elias Sydney, Australia

Jack Elias is the death star of folksong poetry. From the more discordant ramblings of Quaoub (what Elias formerly toured Europe under), comes Chopping Board, the first vinyl release from this Lebanese-Australian songwriter via Spence, Cohen, Prince Billy and Baier cut live from an Erskineville lounge room. ... more

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