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Joe Henry - Reverie Room At Arles

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP41121011
  • Recorded:2011 The Garfield House - South Pasadena, CA
  •  ©2011 Anti, Inc.
  • Acoustic Guitar, Vocals:Joe Henry
  • Piano:Keefus Ciancia
  • Upright Bass:David Piltch
  • Drums:Jay Bellerose

Lyrics

Just behind that wall, I think,
She pulls her stockings on:
The creaking floor speaks through the door
Of one foot then the other—
The curtains wave a flag to say
This afternoon is done
And giving in to evening who has
Beat him like a brother,
Giving in to evening who has
Beat him like a brother

Just outside that window
Time has slipped its skin,
A fallen glove behind you, love,
My shadow never moving—
The ground will rise to meet me
Right where my knees begin,
The sun will slip between them now
To button my undoing,
The sun will slip between them now
To button my undoing

Crows and then another crow
Beside me in a tree,
Like black shoes in a dusty row
Trailing after me—
My hands are wet from walking,
But I’m high enough to see
The stars that wait below me
Where my hat has fallen free…

Out above the rooftops
The moon is holding sway:
A narrow eye low in the sky,
Knowing what I’m knowing—
I have left the table now
And this is just to say:
Every song I’ve ever sung
Has been a song for going,
Every song I’ve ever sung
Has been a song for going