Thought World

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this is arguably two songs joined... refused to be separated. that diagnosis creepin in this one too (but treatment worked)

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Drivin the coastline north in the sun
suitcase in the back seat only the one
fleein something wherever I'm from

knowin now future is draggin me on that I can stop here or further along
but I am not I in the sense of that line that I am not bound
by the strictures of time

in thought world otherwise most of the way
no memory of bridge or river or bay
in thought world otherwise most of the day
delighted to look up suddenly awake

2.
the color of iron weed delicate and bright
even of the billboard breathtaking sight
the people on Craig street vibrate like Christ
their gestures Shakespearean elegant and right

the lapping of ocean babbling stream
aching beauty a musical dream
the commonplace enchanted like nothin I've seen

in thought world otherwise most of the way
no memory of bridge or river or bay
in thought world otherwise most of the day
delighted to look up suddenly awake

to many widows too many scars
songs in the teacup songs in the stars
something is a lurking out beyond the clouds
arrival after sunset laid out in a shroud

but there will be a morning like there always has
being in the heartland that is what we have

a wave of despair rolls across the bow we let it slip on by
an old trick we know don't work no more

when bank mistake puts your sofa in the rain
does his honor judge money lender just the same
does sheriff come with handcuffs subdue the CEO
billy club and pepper spray concussion bloody flow?

you can buy my startup I will with the cash
buy myself a horse farm run it with a lash
a million at the auction all that for a stamp
my chauffeur will deliver straight up to the ramp

armed security always at my side
even at the gallery collecting is my pride
even at my breakfast taters that are fried
even at the conference looking at the slides

there are my competitors and those that I have fired
await an opportunity to take me for a ride

in thought world otherwise most of the way
no memory of bridge or river or bay
in thought world otherwise most of the day
delighted to look up suddenly awake

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from Thought World, released August 8, 2017

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Thinkspeak Atlanta, Georgia

Tom Ferguson has been writing songs since 1969, all of which are collected in Songs, 1969-2014. It's coil-bound to nicely fit a music stand, available at lulu.com just search tom ferguson there. With Too Much Trouble, the recording of those songs and bunching them in albums of ten songs each is complete. More may come but for now the project is finito. ... more

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