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DIRT

HAD MY NAME DRAGGED IN THE DIRT
JUST LIKE THOSE WHO HAVE LEFT
I PULLED THE LINES, DUG THE TRENCHES
BUILT THE ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS
IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME
THAT THERE WOULD NEVER BE AN END
THE SIMPLE THANK YOU I ASKED FOR
WAS MY ONE-WAY TICKET TO HELL

EXPENSIVE FAVORS
PAID IN DIMINISHING RETURNS
CHARM AND PROMISE OF THE MOON
LUST SOON MORPHED INTO DUST
IT WAS A CYCLE OF DISGRACE
TO WHICH MY TIRED EYES WERE SHUT
THE DAY WHEN IT ALL CAME DOWN
MY GOOD NAME WAS DRAGGED IN THE MUD

NOW
I LOOK BACK AT THAT ALIEN WORLD
SEE MYSELF CAUGHT IN THE CROSS-FIRE
OF BATTLES THAT BELONGED TO OTHERS
AND THOUGH
I DO NOT REGRET THE PAST
NO WAY WOULD I RE-ENACT
THE ERRORS I ALLOWED TO LAST

SO THE RULES WERE BROKEN
WITH EACH PASSING FANTASY
WORDS WERE WRITTEN IN THE SAND
FOR THE TIDE TO WIPE THEM CLEAN
TO PULL FOR A VACANT NEED
TO PUSH AWAY AFTER THE FILL
WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE
MY NAME WAS HUNTED FOR THE KILL



Music & lyrics by Francis Voignier
June 17, 2015
© US Copyright Office/FV Tunes (ASCAP)

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from Chasms & Echoes, released August 5, 2017
Music & lyrics by Francis Voignier FV Tunes/ASCAP

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Francis Voignier San Francisco, California

I started my first band in 1967 and never looked back. I moved from Eastern France to Paris and then London where I made my professional debut. I worked in NYC
as a sideman between 78 and 82 before heading for SF where I did 10 years in the trenches with more bands than I can remember. I now live in Arcata, California.
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