When This Song Doth End

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Originally written in two parts for the 12 days of Christmas in 2009 for family and friends. The 12 days of Christmas were celebrated by 12 original songs. A sampling of six demos may be found here: soundcloud.com/elijahjett/sets/12-days-of-christmas.

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Well, I sold my coat, my scarf, my hat and mittens
I've been smitten with an elegant lass
Sure enough, the change I came away with
Bought a pair of cufflinks made of brass

And so, the flask my grandpa brought back
From the war in France had to go
Still, all I have to show for myself
Is a three-piece suit with six holes

That's what you get for being beautiful
That's what you get for being fine
That's what you get for being foxy
And when this song doth end mine lips
Will take up residence on thine

There's a longer list of things I've thrifted away
In the name of love's luxuries
There's no escaping testosterone
Or as I will call it, poverty

And so, I've faked my way to her heart
Playing chess, croquet, eating cheese
Sure, in the end, I'll be left in debt
But as I will see it, so will she

That's what you get for being beautiful
That's what you get for being fine
That's what you get for being foxy
And when this song doth end mine lips
Will take up residence on thine

Or will they? I don't know
Maybe I'll just back out and try something by myself

Chest hair's taking up one square inch on my chest bare
Blindingly white
Don't dare open the door there's evidence I've stared
Strewn on the floor
But what's the shame in love that's always assured

That's what you get for being beautiful
That's what you get for being fine
That's what you get for being foxy
And when this song doth end mine lips
Will say screw that, the rent's too high

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from Coriolis, released November 11, 2011

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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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