Royal Hotel

from by Robin Jackson



Under the bridge by the Royal Hotel
I held you there, as the stars, they fell
and the night wrapped its arms
‘round this fleeting affair
as if it tried to keep us there
The streetlamp covered us in dirty gold
your lips were hot against the cold
and your hair a black raven
into my hands it fell
under the bridge by the Royal Hotel
Oh marry me tonight
and the moon will be our ring
and cover you in white
and soot drawn from the rain
And though you say you wish to be
the night next to my day
still you fly away, why don’t you stay
Under the bridge by the Royal Hotel
I held you there while the stars they fell
and maybe we got lucky
like two pennies in a well
under the bridge by the Royal Hotel
Oh we danced a broken tango
by the wall
and the barkeeps pouring tears
and there’s ghosts up in the hall
and the piano in the montage
knew it all along
cause sometimes love
just doesn’t last that long
In room 19 a man’s about to cheat
in room 05 her vows
are on the sheets
and outside on the sidewalk you’ve left a lasting spell
under the bridge by the Royal Hotel


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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