Soldiering On

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There was rain on the porch swing
and rain on my boots
and the hood to my jacket was drawn
when I saw you come skipping
your way up the street,
you were smiling, I'm soldiering on.

You gave me a carving
you found on the road
and you gave me a jar full of sand
from a beach far off somewhere
that I'll never see.
I was here and I gave you my hand.

I was a braggart, you were a rogue:
the best two this town's ever seen.
I was a drinker, and you liked to smoke
but between us we kept our souls clean.

There was sun on the water
and sun on your skin,
the evening came on as I strummed.
Your hair caught the last light,
your eyes caught the stars,
you voice caught the tune while I hummed.

You gave me a kiss
and loaned me your heart
and took me down into your bed.
I left town the next day
crossing fingers for you,
you crossed me right off your list instead.

I was a braggart, you were a rogue:
the best two this town's ever seen.
I was a drinker, and you liked to smoke
but between us we kept our souls clean.

There was dirt in the phone line
and under my nails
when the fighting and sighing was through.
You had ice in your veins and
stones in your eyes.
I was out cold and dreaming of you.

You gave me some heartbreak,
I gave you some too
when the Spring came and you were withdrawn.
I was always so faithful,
'least when you were around,
you were crying, I'm soldiering on.

You played the liar, and I played the fool:
the best two this town's ever seen.
Once or twice we forgot we were on the same side,
but between us we kept our souls clean.

There was rain on the porch swing
and rain on my boots
and the hood to my jacket was drawn
when I saw you come skipping
your way up the street,
you were smiling, I'm soldiering on.

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from The Albatross, released December 14, 2013

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Devin Sinha Seattle, Washington

Devin is a singer/songwriter living in Seattle, hailing from Midwestern roots as he spent most of his life around Kansas City. His style is primarily acoustic indie/folk, mixing autobiographical flavors into his fiction of poetry and music. Songs tend toward narrative verse, with lyrics and feeling taking front row center, often complemented by guitar, keyboard, and bass. ... more

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