Promise of Brevity

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Cards on the table
in the Monday morning light
A game left unfinished
from the previous night

I never meant to hurt you but
I took some delight
That's the very worst part of
a very good fight

I’m not going to tell you
That I did everything right (‘cause I haven’t got the right)
All I’ve got to levy is a promise of brevity

All my bones are aching
My throat is dusty-dry
We’ll count the same stars
Til the days that we die

If a cockroach can survive
a nuclear war
Then you can hang on
just one year more

What’s it going to be, all the billions in the sea
This is it. If you choose, could be sorrow for days, sorrow for days

You can be so free and name the birds in every tree
That’s a promise baby
A promise of brevity


from Three on a Match, released April 12, 2017


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Scotty Houston California

Since getting a Vestafire 4track in 1987 Scotty has been writing and recording songs. Until recently he's worked diligently to ensure few would hear them. A key member of Bay Area bands 100 Watt Smile, The Verms and The Mighty Lynch-Pins, in recent years he's supported and/or recorded with the likes of Bernie Jungle, High Diving Horses, J Kleinberg, Guy Capecelatro III, and Val Esway +El Mirage. ... more

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