Odds and Ends

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Odds and ends

I’ve written things,
Thoughts threaded onto strings.
I’ve pinned words, to fifths and thirds,
Until barely heard… I need to cover things.

But now and then,
Your name comes up again.
and I am lost to find
a single thing to say, before the moment ends.

And I see your face,
And other things I tried to chase
From my mind, that vine I prune…
Part of you each year is back in place.

Do you think I’m trying to sew some silver lining
to the sky today?
Well you’re wrong, it’s just a song I made,

Just because I never stopped,
Loving things I never got,
Doesn’t mean that simple things,
are lost on me… like somehow I forgot.

Cause I’ve been told, many times,
“just change your mind. It’s all it takes.”
But I’m no fool.
I’m well aware of all the rules to the game.

But I’m a maker of things that are sold to richer men.
I write them down so they come up again,
And I can stay among the things that I had then.

But I’ve been wrong,
to live in verses of a song.
Believing things, that no one else will ever sing
until all the years have gone.

And then there’s friends,
they talk about those years and how long it’s been.
They don’t know… but then again…
I probably show that long ago I’d given in…

And I am tossed into a bin like spare cloth and loose ends.
Lost in the thoughts I let myself pretend,
And all along you’ve grown roots, sprouted your fruits, and have your garden to tend.

credits

from 1., released August 18, 2016
Guitar and voice: Nightingale Cummings
Piano: Cathy Porter
Cello: Tim Isaac

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Nightingale Cummings Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nightingale Cummings is a singer songwriter from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Noticed first by Trailer Park Boy’s Mike Smith, his songs have been featured in a number of “Swearnet” productions. With the help of folk musicians: Dave Gunning, J.P. Cormier, Cathy Porter and Tim Isaac, he has released the first in a series of EP’s - Titled 1. ... more

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