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lyrics

I don’t wanna go as some sentence that you choke
out in the early hours of morning.
I’d much rather stay as the pain in your skinned knee,
that you seem to need so much to ease.
I’d be remembered as some sonnet that you loved,
back when you were sixteen and free.

I’ll die that dog-eared beaten page –
the one you marked, but never did re-read.
Or maybe just some corner of a sheet –
and you’d pull it up, to cover all your dreams.

I just wanna be your coffee morning black.
Wake you as I move through your insides.
I’d slosh around your belly, your huger I’d abate
through the middle of the afternoon.

And on your fifteen minute break,
I’d be the jitters in the nerves behind your eyes.

But lately, I’ve just been that Christmas tree –
January 3rd out by the curb.
Waiting to be collected by someone I don’t know,
to break me down and shower out my bones.

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from The Devil You Know, released November 20, 2015

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John Vournakis Atlanta, Georgia

Born in Connecticut, raised in Georgia, and edified in Michigan, John Vournakis writes songs in the American tradition that wander toward a ground he can call his own.

With lyrics and melodies equal parts nostalgic and haunted, Vournakis questions what it means to be a good man in America today.
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