Oblivion

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Arise, let’s go sing your love for other open ended worlds, and then pin it back into its holster
Let’s sing of oceans and the fate of whims and doggy tins and oil spills that map your heart’s low gaze
And let’s sing your way out of the burning book that signs our names with a minus sign

And be born again

To dream a brittle dream
And lose a little steam
And save your crumbs for a curly day
And when lightning lights in a blue sky
To build a thing that stays

O’oblivion I’m saving my hush money for you

What simon says is to avoid men who resume great hope to back the world into a corner
With hands on your shoulders and magic markers behind your ear to help you feed and clothe yourself
And with sticks and snot, and with springs and spindles and all that mingles, to restore the space beneath your mother’s skirt

And be born again

To dream a brittle dream
And lose a little steam
And save your crumbs for a curly day
And when lightning lights in a blue sky
To build a thing that stays

O’oblivion I’m saving my hush money for you

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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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