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My mind’s like an A Train barreling for Brooklyn
Packed with screaming children and one flickering light
I keep on my headphones, turn em up too loud
And look all around for something, or someone, to quiet me down

I should’ve known better than to live in the city
My heart beats too fast as it is already
Gonna put down my roots in a town surrounded by hills of blue
And stop writing songs about you

I won’t stay out past midnight, take a crack at the good life
Instead of careening down the boulevard like a loose cannonball
Spend most of my time staring out this window
Waiting and watching to see anything new

But that black walnut tree will know just what I’m thinking
And granted the power I’m sure he’d be winking and saying
It’s gonna take much more than a change of view
To stop writing songs about you

Gonna build me a table, invite strangers to dinner
And over long conversation, and good wine, I’ll make me some friends
We’ll talk about traveling, the weather and women
And maybe the minefields of past lives will come up once in a while

Some of them will tell me to run to the Bible,
Others will tell me to run straight for the Bottle
The wisest among em contend that Time, alone, will do
Yeah they say that some day, it’s true
I’m gonna stop writing songs about you

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from All These Dotted Lines, released May 10, 2016

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Beverly Stokes Ithaca, New York

A singer-songwriter with roots in the classical tradition, Beverly writes songs that embody "an extraordinary mixture of poetry and observation, a gentle lyricism that seems to arise simply, organically from [their] experience and observation."

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