When I was twenty-four, you passed and sank into the floorboards
When I was twenty-six, I found your body hidden and still
Perfect

I called Lou and we dragged you to the back room
And as the soap washed away, your skin peeled and flayed
And it turns out instead of blood, you got love songs traveling through your veins
What I found were all the words you ever sang
Tapped into the bones of your ribcage
And I wept when I heard deep beneath your chest
Beat as one of all the hearts of all the friends you loved best
You're the lovers and the fighters
Underground or on the park
Pass you off into the blue, stop wondering where our hearts had disappeared to

Instead of stopping our hearts, we played music
Because we're rock stars
We come together and we work and we fall apart
I play music because I'm in love with silence and sound
Just like a machine, I picked up my pen and wrote this medicine down


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    General CommentYou couldn't find two nicer sisters than the Campbells, and Deb Davis is cooler than back pockets
    geoffingeorgiaon December 17, 2008   Link

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