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Twilight Is The Hour

Words and Music: Cornelius Eady

The lamps in Bryant Park glow like fireflies
Duende floats under the trees.
A group of poets sing the blues
To fill in the space where you ought to be

Twilight is the hour of the Motherless Child
Another man gone, gone down that lonesome mile.
Twilight is the hour.

There’s a tongue we use to let things go
There’s a song that we shake at danger.
There’s a way to wash a body down,
Even if he’s a stranger.

Twilight is the hour of the Motherless Child
Another man gone, gone down that lonesome mile
Twilight is the hour.

There are words that we use to follow a hearse,
A prayer to un-jumble the mad universe.
The poets breathe Trayvon into the wind.
It could happen to you like it happened to him.

For Trayvon Martin

CE: Acoustic Guitar, Vocal
Lisa Liu: Lead Acoustic Guitar

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from CHEAP HOTEL EP, released December 15, 2015

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Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic New York, New York

Cornelius Eady is the author of 8 books of poetry, lives in NYC and MO and is the co-founder of Cave Canem. The band Rough Magic came out of the sessions for his CD/Chapbook BOOK OF HOOKS. (Kattywompus Press, Jan. 2013)

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