Heroin and Honey

from by Robin Jackson



We stood on Sandy Avenue
two lovers broken by the rain
this fiery love we tried to leave
but still the coals remain
Your touch it played my skin that night
like a burning violin
I was strung out on your tune
a lover’s heroin
We tried so very hard to get this love to grow
but I could not hold your crazy wind
which never ceased to blow
and you lit a candle in my soul
that singes to this day
and even though it burns me so,
I can not walk away
Darling, darling, let me tell you true
there’s something burning
in my heart because of you
Darling, darling, oh, this fire it grew
and now it’s burning
in my heart because of you
A gust of Indian summer wind
wrapped confusion ‘round the night
the stars told me to kiss you
the moon warned to take flight
And when I thought to leave you
temptation played its part
a dancing swarm of drunken bees
put honey in our hearts
We looked so very hard for the steps
to dance among the stones
but we tripped into the shadows
made of sparks and bones
and when I sought to hold you
in the cracks you slipped between
and when I tried to cool this fever,
the water turned to steam


from Dust Diaries, track released June 8, 2012



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Robin Jackson Portland, Oregon

Award winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist known for his wild contributions to bands Vagabond Opera and the March Fourth Marching Band, Robin Jackson presents his debut album. The ethnomusicology major has mastery of almost a dozen instruments and played with everyone from Gogol Bordello to The Decembrists. "A catchy and captivating song-crafter... true storyteller." - NPR ... more

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