A Quiet Pun

from by Joe Adler

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lyrics

A Quiet Pun

Roof top gazing, down the alley,
Waiting mind for things to come.
Back in time to the Telluride valley,
Beauty glistens and off it runs.

And it comes down to a story,
Long ago when time was young,
On a level plain, in a theatre,
I pressed forward and out you sung:

“Take me back to California,
To the balancing, setting sun,
On a road so narrow and winding,
Like a quilt that’s been perfectly strung.”

Wooden planks, discolored and weathered,
Reminds me of many, many things to come.
Over/under, the bets placed already.
Beauty reflects in your chosen one.

And I’ll tell you a tiny secret,
Or maybe it’s really just a quiet pun:
Faith is lost in those who observe it,
When opinions harden and lie undone.

“Take me back to California,
To the balancing, setting sun,
On a road so narrow and winding,
Like a quilt that’s been perfectly strung.”

“Take me back to California,
To the balancing, setting sun,
On a road so narrow and winding,
Like a quilt that’s been perfectly strung.

Take me back to California,
To the balancing, setting sun,
On a road so narrow and winding,
Like a quilt that’s been perfectly strung.”

Roof top gazing, down the alley,
Waiting mind for things to come…

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from Many Things & Many Scenes, released September 2, 2014

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Joe Adler Burlington

Burlington, Vermont based singer/songwriter who draws on influences that range from the blues, folk, and experimental tendencies of Tom Waits, to the poetic leanings of Leonard Cohen. Adler has collaborated on stage live with such notables as Brad Barr (The Slip), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio), Marco Benevento, Yah Yah Abdel-Majid (Sun Ra Arkestra), Craig Myers (Barika), and Dave Dreiwitz (Ween). ... more

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