Tried on All Counts

from by Elijah Jett

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Never once was I in her room, nor was whiskey on my breath
Honor, please, take these chains from me, hear the evidence echoing in my chest
And let me go on the train back to home, my heart beats true
Still, the days don’t break like they used to do

Father, I’ve had a test of faith, and the death knell might have rung
There’s a price on their prayers for me, and I know that it’s rising just like the son
But come to me, my sweet Lord to free my heartbeat true
Still, the waves they don’t break like they used to do

But she’s mine anytime I choose to hold so still
Red wine in a glass too small, she’s there if you listen
La dee dum dum, through the wind her voice
La dee dum dum, all that’s left are the songs of the wind

Darling, don’t call to rescue me, I’m a pure man, tried and true
Just one thing ‘fore they string me up, was I really as bad as they proved I was?
I’m safe unsound in a bed, but the state won’t pay my rent
Said the bones don’t break like they used to do


from Coriolis, released November 11, 2011
Recorded by Tyler Larson at Good Times Studio.



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Elijah Jett Lincoln, Nebraska

"Guided by his sense of beauty, an individual transforms a fortuitous occurrence into a motif, which then assumes a permanent place in the composition of the individual's life." – Milan Kundera

With "Coriolis" I hope to chronicle my search for home in the hearts unknown. I've sought the comfort of my childhood in love, God, nature and music, among all other things. Here is how it never ends.
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