"Living Proof" as written by and Gregory Alan Isakov....
The night fell with bicycle bells, the dark had wooden teeth
Oh we broke on up to hill country, the air was thin and sweet
Lord, the air was thin and sweet

She held onto my coat that night, like a kid lost in her sleeves
Oh we warmed the ground, we hushed our sound
We slept on walking feet
Lord, we slept on walking feet

Oh Darlin, pardon me
Can you help me remember
When we were all flying free
We were dust from our bodies
And we were flicker and flame, yeah we burned till the morning
Darlin, pardon me

Off in the night, you can hear 'em bright,
The Sirens of the Sea
Oh and city birds and alley girls, they all just sing for free
Oh they all just sing for free

Oh Darlin, pardon me
But do I look familiar
When we were just larkspur and leaves
We were strung through the tether
And we were all silver and stone
We were the lust of the miners
Darlin, pardon me

That sky glowed all calico like phosphor in the sea
To the ground we fall, she owns us all
Kings and boys and beast
Kings and boys and beast

Oh Darlin, pardon me
But do I look familiar
When we were just flying free
And we burned from a freight train
And we were some flicker of truth in the smile of a salesman
And we were all buried jewels 'neath the grass in the suburbs
And we were all living proof
Oh Darlin, pardon me

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"Living Proof" as written by Gregory Alan Isakov


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    General CommentGregory Alan Isakov has a way of stringing words together in a beautiful way that only make sense in the context of the music. This song has a lot of vivid imagery in it, but I can't put my finger on exactly what it's about. Although that's kind of what makes it beautiful. It's a big string of thoughts, all floating around in this warm instrumental background. His songs might not make a lot of sense, but he sure knows how to convey some feelings.
    bluecassetteon February 12, 2017   Link

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