Secular Song

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Cornfields and soybeans / Wind in my hair / Tom May on the radio / I was driving through Blair
An old guru in a juice bar / A wheat grass to go / I went off to find the Secular Road

She said she was Lincoln / I liked what she said / We made love in tall grass / Stuck together in bed
She took a train to the ocean / I left for the moon / One more starting over in a hotel room

When she left me a note by the door with my things / She never imagined what she was taking from me / Thoughts of babies and tomatoes / Settling down / A secular woman in a wedding gown

Thirty miles from nowhere / Staring at the stars / She was sleeping in a tent / Our baby in her arms
She said she was Chico / I liked what she said / I followed that line / I swallowed that line

I tasted all the waters / And they tasted fine / So I drank from the rivers without iodine
The mountains in profile / The orchids in bloom / The crickets repeating a secular song

Don't you remember? / You said you were free / Now is what's happening to you what's happening to me?
Getting tired of the rambling / Settling down / Finding religion in a secular town

If it starts where it ends / Morning is night / Music is silence / Wrong turns to right
The logic of circles / Spinning not stumbling / The face of a dolphin / The head of a whale

If off is on / And dreams are real / Then people are ghosts / Just trying to feel
You can run for the beauty / You can live for the love / You still land in the ground / With a secular thud

Thoughts dreams and fantasies gather around / And be held in the sway of this secular sound
Take me back to the North / To the bus I'm riding / My baby is singing a sweet lullaby


from The Denver EP, released November 27, 2012
Peter Bergquist - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Jason Richmond - electric guitar
Produced and arranged by Peter Bergquist and Jason Richmond
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jason Richmond



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