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Family and Friends

from Monthly Journal by Thomas Truax

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I live on a lower level
you live in a higher zone
Is it me that's going up
Or is it you that's coming down?

Something to hold on
Family and friends
They're coming around again

Family and friends
Family and friends
They're coming around again

Lord won't you erase my drive
Some of these memories are fearsome
And now I'm seein all these tents outside the church
Couldn't we just reinstall the system?

I just stop for my aspirin then
Slip back down the alley to avoid the din
The windows on the high street are so loud and bright
Those automated elves they work all night

Here's Albert the groundhog with his long warm hugs, lightweight but well-intentioned
And here's PC Jack. "Are you still on that Mac?" He's still chewing on that bone of contention
Purple Aunt Myrtle, all bananas and candles, interjecting with her usual precision
They redid the kitchen, they settled on lavender, "But it really was quite a decision"

She says that's partly why Uncle Todd don't say much, the other part's his rheumatism
But he asks me where I've been, was it off to Berlin? "Aint that where they drink that Gluhwein?"
And isn't it nice that we're all here together? First dinner and then when's the game on?
Last year I made so many friends on line, and made so many dinners alone.

Family and friends
They're coming around again

Can you believe the speed of this year?
The Carousel turns again


from Monthly Journal, released February 7, 2012


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Thomas Truax Birmingham, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
"Inventive and Romantic" -TimeOut
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