First Goodbye

by Letter to Memphis

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From the upcoming album "Come on Home"

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The roof is on fire with smoke filled desire
and they can't get out cause it's over their heads
The sun hangs its crown as the dark creeps around
but stars they ignite in the weary sun's stead

Hearts beat in time and fingers intertwine
There's no escape from the deep of his stare
So she bats her eye and lets out a long sigh
The palpable air thick and rich without care

Logical reason ceases
Magic's control increases
Consequences don't apply
Until they've said their first goodbye

She feels inclined to show all her designs
that hang from the door frame right next to her bed
He doesn't know so he smiles just for show
but he's hanging on to her every last word

The palpable air it has followed them there
but it moves aside as they commence their dance
Boundaries dissolve as their bodies resolve
and they won't get out cause they're not in their heads

Logical reason ceases
Magic's control increases
Consequences don't apply
Until they've said their first goodbye

credits

released December 3, 2015
Music and lyrics by Letter to Memphis
Recorded by Paul Niehaus IV at Blue Lotus Studio
Art by Devon Cahill

with:

Devon Cahill - vocals
Gene Starks - guitar
Paul Niehaus IV - bass, piano, lap steel, Wurlitzer
Joe Meyer - drums
Sarah Velasquez - violin, vocals

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Letter to Memphis St Louis, Missouri

Letter to Memphis is an indie folk band from St. Louis, MO. Their sincere and heartfelt songs explore sounds rooted in wistful folkiness, with a little greasy honky-tonk, elements of jazz and bossa nova, and even a dash of rock 'n' roll, and themes ranging from the whimsical to the fervently emotional. River deep, mountain high. ... more

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