Tough Love

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Lyrics by Jacob Koestler

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And in my head it's a broken bottle,
splayed out along a concrete line
A steaming grate on a black dirt road,
the heart of a home at the end of a hollow
And all of our words are forever blown out,
Gushing along the narrow seams
And tracing their source, it just won't do
It's at the root of I don't know

In sawed off mountains and underground swells
I've never seen a place so mean
The jagged dealings and crooked gaffes
And eyes so yellow and full of retreat
And in my head there's a righteous swell
A home to bats and son gone in
Before I knew its name
I saw it on the screen

And now it is me
I'm acting in the fuzz
And for a tragedy
I play
The part pretty damn well
And all it knows to do is hold on

And now I'm tied to myself in a cave
A far retreat from a distant Earth
I'm sewn to shadows in a play of light
Dance harder, remind me
And now it's gospel heaven sent
Plenty of her pockets up for lease
And drain my head for what it's worth
Heaven relies on the blank

And now it is me
I'm acting in the fuzz
And for a tragedy
I play
The part pretty damn well
And all it knows to do is hold on

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from Winter Garden Photograph, released April 5, 2013

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Melk Athens, Ohio

Melk is what you drink by the crick when you warsh your pellows.
It's also what happens when 3 Midwest natives who've been playing music longer than their parents would have probably liked find themselves connecting in the Athens art scene.
Jacob's from Johnstown, PA and takes pictures at OU.
JJ's from Athens and has written more songs than Bob Dylan.
C:/Lee's from Columbus and writes bios.
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