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Wish you could be better
Shooting like you’d seen in those films
But you’re driving it down like that ’78 Crown Vic
You found in the ravine
Down in Hillman Hollow

You’re some mid-century gothic
Some modernist’s dream

There was a school bus and a tractor
The scraping of fallen leaves
There was a smile on your face when you asked her for forgiveness
But you’d have to beg
Come here, come here, come here

She’d tell stories of that old man
The wooden deck bridge that he’d cross coming for
The afternoon aperitif
Collapsed into the creek

He’d talk about places that she’d never been
Wink and tell her they’d ride that old tractor to Lynn
As remarkable as it’s always been
That’s when the old drunk started singing

The fiction he was to make of her father
Those afternoons in the barn
And out in the barn
Old Leif’s bottle and a song
In the house three young girls to feed
And a young widow to be

Holding your breath and counting to ten
Racing the devil up the dirt track
Falling and skinning your knees
That old superstition your pulse in your ears like voices
Say get up and
Never look back, look back, look back

There’s a picture with no frame
Man, he looked just like you, brother
Good thing you stopped drinking whiskey
When it burned a hole in you

You know mother told me that he had a friend
Who helped him with the feat
And I remind her of old Leif


from Here Hope Flows Like Blood From the Nose, track released July 18, 2008
B. Crouch




The Resurrectionists Boston, Massachusetts

The Resurrectionists celebrate the dark depths of American roots music with a feel-good, righteous rock fervor.

Refined over the course of countless gigs in and around Boston, the 4-piece band’s performances combine driving rhythms and hellbent showmanship with a twilit vocal tour of family and faith, booze and the blues.
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