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Like a Tablecloth


clearly you had a job to do
you set out so eagerly
I will lie in the shade of our shadow
under our tree
at the day’s end & after the train ride
you'll step out of your shoes
let me dig into you with my spoon
& bring out your juice

o baby you’re my job to do
let me bring you back
blacken my feet at the fire
and I’ll cover your tracks

now that we’ve sharpened up your spade
you’ll find your day’s treasure
leaving loving at either end
like it’s only leisure
let me loosen whatever faults
have inveigled into your brain
lay you flat like a tablecloth
with a history told in its stains

o baby you’re my job to do
let me bring you back
blacken my feet at the fire
& I'll cover your tracks

o baby you’re my job to do
let me bring you back
blacken my feet at the fire
& I'll cover you

shut your phone, cover your computer
and close your office down
I will be here, I’ll light the fire
& remove your crown of frowns
working back, working for a future
you know it’s not too late
slam the door with such vehemence
that the glass will vibrate

o baby you’re my job to do
let me bring you back
blacken my feet at the fire
and I’ll cover your tracks

o baby you’re my job to do
let me bring you back
blacken my feet at the fire
and I’ll cover you…

clearly you had a job to do
you set out so eagerly
I will lie in the shade of our shadow
under our tree
at the day’s end & after the train ride
you'll step out of your shoes
let me dig into you with my spoon
& bring out your juice

credits

from Hey, Big Splendour, released July 29, 2011
Brian Abrahams: drums
Hue Blanes: piano
Sam Pankhurst: double bass
Damien Charles: engineer
Taylor Ryan: mix & mastering
Cathoel Jorss: song, vocal

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Cathoel & the New Government Melbourne, Australia

a collective of musicians who love jazz, folk, funk, punk, country, poetry, & silence. we met on subways & on the street, in cafes & bars, at gigs, in Melbourne, Brisbane & New York.

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