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Poison Melody

from A Poison Melody by Curtis Eller

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lyrics

Poison Melody

Everybody knows
All about my heart
Where it ends and where it starts
They know all about my heart

There's that song again
Playing just for me
A poison melody
A silver drop of mercury

Like a Berlin ballad
Familiar to my ear
But there's a shadow in the harmony
Confusion and fear

And that sweet refrain
Sweet sugar cane
Is only a poison melody
Playing just for me

Every decent song
Has already been sung
They push your heart around
Like they did when you were young

And that sweet refrain
A ball and chain
Waiting in the chorus for me
Can't you see

That sweet refrain
Sweet sugar cane
Is only a poison melody
Playing just for me

credits

from A Poison Melody, released May 30, 2019
Curtis Eller: lead vocals, resophonic tenor guitar
Dana Marks: lead vocals
Hugh Crumley: electric bass
Jack Fleishman: drums, percussion
Steve Cowles: tenor saxophone
Danny Grewen: trombone
Danny Abrams: clarinet
William Dawson: vibraphone

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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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