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Ink Fades

The ink on the page starts to fade
Abandoned my promises in the rain
A watermark soaked by a stain
the remaining words circle the drain.

My beating heart thrown in the sluice
Thin bark gouged on sun-lit roots
treadless soles on brand new boots
Dead barrel stare and no one shoots.


CHORUS:
Now is a moment strung on a line.
A string of pearls doused in brine.


An army of fools stares at the night
weapons ready, no one to fight
a preacher stands and leans a little right
Pull the trigger and you'll see the light

The shining machine armored in mail
found a hero for all to hail
Follow his lead it's an easy trail
Touch his heart, they'll throw you in jail

CHORUS:

INSTRUMENTAL:


Bitter words on the tip of my tongue
The fruit of many, the love of none
a single foot on the bottom rung
a full court for the trial of one.

How did I end with this pen in my hand
Refusal to bend ground me to sand
The distance between ocean and land
Apologies I don't understand… (Repeat two more times)

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from Harvest the Heart, released March 30, 2013

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M.R. Poulopoulos | Rebel Darling Schenectady, New York

“M.R. Poulopoulos is a songwriter with a poet’s nerve and a sharp eye for the telling detail. His latest album, Greenhorn, is like the distilled dream of a man alone at a roadside tavern: stories of recollection, regret, and warmth.”

- Dan Johnson, Singer/Songwriter
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