Soundkeeper Recordings

Jason Vitelli: Confluence

Say No More

A painted rose, an ivory coast
Rolling hills, sand polished stones
Why haven’t we noticed this before?
Seems like it’s always been so barren and low

It’s like we discovered a new taste
Silly grins jumping through sea sprays
It’s like I had no sense of my own
And all these pitches rose until they bled through my nose

Garbled grunts
As a bear fishes the floodplain soul
And those spotted snails and gypsy moths
Washing over the kale leaves
We’re up upon a spiral jet
Of this coursing, fervid river inlet

It’s like our purposes are so clear and demure
And no more
Than just sitting here
Feeling the moist soil upon our pores

I’ve been unlocked and I’m now careening
Twirling beyond the confines of Bowie’s maze
Before was just a phase
As I pour my eyes into a paper cup, they smile up

Say it out loud and scream and shout; sorrows are falling from me
I say it out loud and scream and shout; sorrows are falling from me
I say it out loud and scream and shout; sorrows are falling
Say it out loud and scream and shout!
Say it out loud and scream and shout!


Words and music by Jason Vitelli
©2011 Maquiladora Music, ASCAP
Jason Vitelli: vocal, acoustic guitar
Dave Ramsay: electric guitar
Olivier Prud'homme: bass guitar
Yorgos Maniatis: drums
Cherette Lewis: backing vocal

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