I'ma Walking Through A Town in My Mind

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    It's Bird Names-- toiling under its name after a thousand years to proudly give you 50 minutes of contemporary music to mythologize your life by. These minutes have come by serious meditation under the bodhi tree-- the insight of intuitive play tempered by tactful and ornate craft. Here is what I have to say to you. You will be amused to make yourself in its clay.

    14 saucy songs captured in that one-of-kind DIY-til-I-die Bird Names-y way --
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I'MA WALKING THROUGH A TOWN IN MY MIND

900 miles away and half a life ago
There was a small town where I used to roll
(Though today it's all but erased
It was a real place)
Except before I left I walked the town into memory
And since then have carried it along the way with me
Though much water has flowed since I tendered my goodbye
Sometimes I still walk those streets with the legs of the mind

I'ma walking through a town in my mind
Block by block not in real time

I'ma dreamin I can see
The thickness of the trunks of every tree
The grade of the street
The things left out in yards
I make believe to be at
The antique store
The water tower

Years ago when I was there
I walked it block by block
I walked each way until I hit the crops
Until I hit the acreage of corn stalks

I'ma walkin past the best places in town
The traintracks the sidewalks the silos the pond
Parks and porches to the limits of town
Where the crops go on and on and on and on and on and on and on

I remember that town almost perfectly
I have it down to the cemetery
Plot by plot of the cemetery
Where the good graves are in the cemetery

Six states away and quite a long time ago
There was a small town where I used to roll
I sauntered all over that town recreationally
And during the age since have carried it along the way with me
Though much water has flowed since I tendered my goodbye
Still I walk through to the margins of town
With the shoes on my with the feet of my with the legs in my mind

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from Naming Names, released April 15, 2013

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