A Song to the Earth

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If a flower were a fire
then the forests are in flames
I loved you like an artefact
I lost you like a train
If a heart were a hand, my dear
then Hammurabi's cut out mine
I filled you up like a diaper
I hollowed you out like a mine

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The machine was in the thickets
and it lured you toward its lair
I saw it slow devour you
somehow I did not care
The machine was in the thickets
and it lured you toward its lair
I could hear you cold bones snap in two
and I thrived on you despair
and somehow I did not care

If a steel nail were my birthstone
I've long since been hammered down
you were my one hot air balloon
but I brought you to the ground
If vocal chords were fiddle strings
you're the rosin on my throat
you're the surface of a water
where tambourines do float

Chorus

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from The Shore of Your Heart, released October 8, 2016

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One Hand Clap Chiang Mai, Thailand

One Hand Clap is an American solo artist living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Beyond music, Bard is a life coach, novelist, and absurdist. He’s been to jail, lived in Russia, been married to a psychic, loved a junky, and been so sick he thought he might die. If he hasn't been smoking too much, he can hold his breath for 2 ½ minutes. ... more

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