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A Ragged Sayonara

from 54 Strange Words by The Bipeds



From the album "54 Strange Words" by The Bipeds


A Ragged Sayonara
In the key of G

The steam rises up from the pavement
And dissipates into the blue
And the shadows recede every evening
There’s nothing you can do
Nothing you can do

Every song fades away in an instant
No matter how strong or how true
Like the snow we remember from December
Come spring there was nothing left of you
Nothing left of you

Sayonara, I'm falling
Falling like every dreamer does
Through the dark haze of the aether
A barely perceptible pause

Sayonara! Like poison...
...a shadow grows into my face
The mercury passes right through me
Translucent and fragile as lace


Sayonara, alone and forsaken
A silence you can never reverse
Exposed to the lightning
On the hollow crust of the Earth

Sayonara, the light does something
(Something here)
That shelters us from fear
Hallelujah, the light shines through ya
Sayonara, we were never here
Sayonara, we were never here


from 54 Strange Words, released June 15, 2018
Curtis Eller: banjo, lead vocal
Stacy Wolfson: harmony vocal
Dana Marks: operatic aria
Joseph Dejarnette: electric bass, baritone guitar
Jack Fleishman: twang guitar
Gabriel Anderson: drums


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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more


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