Most Distant Star

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You were the light and the most distant star
A fusion reaction in the engine for your part
And I was tired of the dark
I was hungry and poor
An animal desperate to stay warm

Do we rhyme?
Are we together?
Well, not all the time, but more often than never

I put faith in my feet, and a thousand miles to bear
There was storm in silence and fire in the air
And the August sky was streaked with my grandmother’s hair
And you were a ground in the unknown

Somehow we talked despite lightyears between
About the prides of lions and the fears of the weak
And even in the daytime I could keep you
First to the right to get home
There was no moment of panic, no injuring words
No discord, confusion, or imperfect third
And I tried to keep you close
But you kept falling away
And everything burns away
Everything burns away
Everything burns away
Everything burns away


from Most Distant Star, released October 4, 2014
Written by Jon Patton




Midway Fair Baltimore, Maryland

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For the most part, timeless [...] like a group of minstrels found electric guitars and wrote an album over the course of 500 years.

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