The Dandy

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Stand like the red-winged blackbird
Obstinate at the overpass exit
Guardian to asphalt, the traffic, all my fault
God of Roadside Dandelion, forgive me

And since then learned, this learned well,
Once it pays its dues within its shell,
Every turtle dies, with its head held high
It's the bloat inside -- forces straightened spine
But regardless, I hardly think less of it
Still as a statue captured this recluse proud
Stoic in atrophy, a trophy to dignity
A monolith silent with message out loud

Screaming red feather aesthetic that sets him elite upon the rails
Beauty is seen in the geometry from veil to tail you wear
But beware, beware, beware

Turtle my dear, jump the tracks!
There's a dandy on the rails
Dandelion on the handbrake
There's a dandy on the rails

So stand like the red-winged blackbird,
Dandelion on the handbrake
Fancy itself as an earthquake,
This dandy of the rails


from Swallow the Lily, released March 9, 2018


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Denim Dragon is a band whose music is based in folk and steeped in heavy psychedelia.

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