Dead Reckoning

from Call It Sleep by Amy Annelle & the Places

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©2004 by Amy Annelle/High Plains Sigh Music (BMI)

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fifteen men
on a deadman's ship aground
take your leave
and a switchblade
in case you need to
cut the throat of any
ghost you meet and
keep you safe from
sailors like me

in a port town for now
on a dock working cargo
oh, but you won't be long
your address is spread
far and wide through
ghost and almost-ghost towns
all the towns you
found your way into

the stars
have all done their part
now they're tired of us watching
lined up as ever always

where to now?
what to put your bare hands to?
oh, but we won't belong
our address is spread
far and wide through
border and empty mine towns
all the towns you
found your way into

the stars
have all done their part
now they're tired of us watching
lined up as ever always

could not be easier than now
no-one left to let down
they lost you to dead reckoning

credits

from Call It Sleep, released January 1, 2004
Amy Annelle: tenor guitar, vocals, shortwave
Jude Webre: upright bass
Rachel Blumberg: piano

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Amy Annelle Austin, Texas

A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy). ... more

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