The Nameless Lovers

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on the steps of the porch of your father’s house
I am contemplating my day
and the only one who’s moving through this world
the same is me is standing inches away

I wouldn’t mind,
no I,
I wouldn’t mind
sitting next to you
I wouldn’t mind,
no I,
I wouldn’t mind
holding hands with a you

in the hour that my focus was hopelessly broken
I wasn’t thinking it through
my sweet loss of reason was on trial for treason
i’d betray just for you

I wasn’t trying,
no I,
I wasn’t tryin
to be the heroic fool
I wasn’t trying,
no I,
I wasn’t tryin
to be in love with you

but the stars offered you a way to evade-
the mundane streets,
the dull esplanade,
the unquiet mind,
the false calvacade,
the comfortable grind,
the pedestrian trade—

on the steppes of the plains the invisible hordes
they will carry us away
and the nameless numbers of slumbered lovers
they will wake themselves today

Can’t keep from crying,
no I,
can’t keep from crying,
what else can I do?
Can’t keep from crying,
no I,
can’t keep from crying,
I am run right through

‘cause the stars offered you a way to evade-
the mundane streets,
the dull esplanade,
the unquiet mind,
the false calvacade,
the comfortable grind,
the pedestrian trade—

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from Astrolabe, released April 17, 2017

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westwork New York

Westwork is the solo songwriting project of Brooklyn-based composer and performer, Joshua Douglas Camp. He is also co-founder of the bands One Ring Zero and Chicha Libre.

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