America Religious

from by Caroline Rose

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Sun beam patches, like lightning in my vision,
stumbling trembling as a tremor
in the depths beneath the trenches
I came upon a spotted horse
the lonely dun, untethered mare
grazing yellow grass
a field of straight-back silken hair

It was then I realized with a lasso ‘round the sky
I’d follow morning so the sun it would be always on the rise
Come five days sleepless
a thousand miles behind me
I heard a voice in wind-speak and it drew my soul in silhouette!
“Atlas move along I’ve got two arms
This world won’t know which ear to stand on!”

Solo joyriding
twelve-lane highway
off-the-cuff Pagan lust

It’s a wonder I’ve got two legs to stand on
I drink myself blind uncurtailed by moderation
“Stand on me”
I’ll stand on you
For lack of something better to do

America religious
I eat slices of white privilege
processed by agri-business
(ain’t this what you’d always dreamed it’d be?)
The two-spot, dream-spot
all scattered ‘bout the table
as we plunged in ankle deep in table conversation

Meanwhile out in the distance
through the mist there rang a scream
as we all ducked our heads
we sheered our eyes
“Lord, thank you for this feast”
I think I’d like to take this time to toast myself
“Here’s to the wine!”

Keep your two cents
spare me your change
Honey around here we work for our pay

It’s a wonder I’ve got two legs to stand on
I drink myself blind uncurtailed by moderation
“Stand on me”
I’ll stand on you
Footloose disillusioned and blue

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from America Religious, released February 1, 2012

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Caroline Rose

America Religious is a collection of stories and poetry set against a gritty landscape of Roots-inspired Rock, Americana, Folk, Gospel, and Rhythm & Blues. Caroline Rose and partner Jer Coons cover all elements from production and recording to mixing and engineering, as well as playing nearly all the instruments themselves. The album was recorded at Coons' Parkhill Studio in Burlington, Vermont. ... more

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