Bullet Proof Vested

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Banging drums in her veins
A thousand miles away
Counting ghosts in the rain
The features start to fade

Her gingham coat cuts the grey
Her night slips in to day
A California cast-away
She climbs -- up on -- the gate…

The Dublin air is cold and dry
Her simple lu-lu-bye…
Whispered like a sacred hymn…
Erased into the wind --

Checks a watch that isn’t there
A daisy in her hair
Whispers the words she never said…
But hid under her bed --

Bullet Proof Vested
High wire tested
Ain’t gonna rest --
Til’ she gets to the bottom of…

Emotional rescue --
The wars that she’s been through --
The kernel of truth
She’s got used to relying on –

Bullet proof vested
High wire tested
Close to her vest --
Where she kept
All the remnants of --

Her maddening virtue --
Is shiny and see through
She severed the roots --
Thirsty Boots at the bottom of – it all.


from Everything That Rises, track released April 7, 2012


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The Trick Shooter Social Club is a place tucked just behind the beat. It’s a belief in the power of story and the sublime hip sway of a well placed middle eight. It’s cat gut, and pick guards and nods across the stage when it's time to go to the bridge. It’s acoustic, electric and reverent to its heroes. It’s artists, gypsies, showmen and shaman trying to get it right. It’s an invitation–to join. ... more

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