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standing on a river stone
just above the roaring foam
i don't know where
this river runs
or how or when
it's path begun

like a candle
born to burn
devoured in its own nature
you and i
are points of light
born to give each other sight

you and i will have to pass
through these bodies into grass
she'll lose me and i'll lose her
this river is inevitable

ice on winter windowsills
holding hands in hospitals
seeing your hand
change in mine
between our souls
we've strung a line

cause time has all the time it takes
our skin will slack
our bones will break
whether grassy field or concrete street
we'll hold up our children's feet

what the mind denies
the body knows
leaning in
to letting go
through changing space and
changing time
between these souls
we've strung a line


from The Truth is​.​.​. I Don't Know, released September 16, 2016



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David Waingarten Portland, Oregon

David plays music to keep himself company. He digs records that sound like they were recorded in bedrooms and basements, and is inspired by the raw intimacy and honesty of Paul Simon, Elliot Smith, Blaze Foley and Gillian Welch. His songs are about healing, living in your car, longing to be found, gratitude, riding subways, finding silence, and stumbling along your path. ... more

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