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One of 2 songs that I’ve neglected to record recently. Just a rough draft.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what is at stake and what should be at stake in my songs. Here’s a spoken word I did over an Analogue Tape Dispenser song.

I put about 5 songs up on my Soundcloud over the past couple days. Here’s the most recent one, called “Placeholder.” Wrote it on Tuesday.

If I had two hearts in me
And if both were half the size,
I would gladly lend you one or both
Were it to help you get by.

And if I had a thousand names
I would answer to them all
And you could shout any name you’d like
And I’d come straight to the call

I know how to wait patiently until I’m ordered
Being a placeholder is a job that I was born for
You can’t convince me any different
There’s no convincing to be done

If I had a tolerance
For the things that I despise
I worry my skin would grow too thick
And I’d never realize

And if I had a coat of furr
To grow over this thick hide
I would lay peaceful at the end of the bed
Stand, trustworthy, at your side

And I would know how to wait patiently until I’m ordered
Being a placeholder is a job that I was born for
And you can’t convince me any different
There’s no convincing to be done

And if I had two hearts in me
That both beat at different times
It would explain all of the restlessness
That holds me awake some nights

And if I had a thousand names
And I answered to each one
I don’t think I’d have time at all
To ever get anything done

And I would know how to wait patiently until I’m ordered
Being a placeholder is a job that I was born for
And you can’t convince me any different
There’s no convincing to be done

The first video from my trip to New Orleans is up! It’s me playing “Honestly, Honestly, Honestly” on the Mississippi River. More to come shortly.