Sweet Imagination No. 5

from by The Sweet Clementines

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lyrics

Sweet Imagination. Why do you keep me so lazy and poor?
So no one will ask what’s become of me any more?
I won’t even dream now what could be now or what is in store.
If I can think it, it’s not what I’m looking for.

For the feeding and care of the little machines with hair,
the absent powers made empty hours to fill with food, water, and air.
What if nobody cares for your little machines with hair?
You’re the flowers of my wasted hours,
but it’s nothing that I wanted to share.

(Men they tell of in the scrolls
loved so hard inside their skulls
that mountains sprung from grassy knolls
but no one would ever know.
And all the sweet do-nothings,
and all the, quoth, nevermores:
no one who’s ever done nothing
has ever seen nothing done like this before.)

Watch the straightest number ones turn to the rolling zeroes of war.
If you can find it, it’s not what you’re looking for.
Sweet imagination, why did you make me so dull and obscure?
So no one will ask what’s become of me any more?

For the feeding and care of the little machines with hair,
the absent powers made empty hours to fill with food, water, and air.
What if nobody cares for your little machines with hair?
You’re the flowers of my wasted hours,
but it’s nothing that I wanted to share.

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from Lake Victoria, released January 30, 2016

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The Sweet Clementines New Paltz, New York

New Paltz, NY, eccentric rock band the Sweet Clementines continue to play a melodic, musically adventurous brand of smart guitar pop. With vibraphones and violins. They are: John Burdick, Jason Sarubbi, Marianne Tasick, Matt Senzatimore, and Paul Carroll. ... more

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