It's that time of night again

from by Robin Jackson



I want you, you want me
but you never come around
I watch the sea, wait patiently,
the waves my only sound.
Thoughts spin and twirl like a dancing girl, or leaves in the autumn breeze
They pass me by I lose my mind
these thoughts were never meant to be
But there’s a time when thoughts
like these are offered places
at my table to sit
You said farewell, and left a spell, oh now it’s that time of night again isn’t it
On that first night, you lit a candle bright, and swooned inside my head like alcohol
But in this dream,
somethin’ came between
and now that candle’s casting
shadows on the wall.
Oh poets write on stormy nights
and singers in the barrooms they will wail.
of all the times loves made us stand in line, another chapter to this unrequited tale.
And now my hope is dangling by a rope
and the wind’s blown out
this candle love has lit
And all that’s left to me is
my own company...
and now it’s that time of night again isn’t it


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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