Cicada Song

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Sitting by the lakeside, letting my eyes drift into the night
That old cicada song like a long lost and forgotten lullaby
I could die a happy man underneath the grass and sand and sky
If you find my skeleton a-smilin', just leave me where I lie

There's a silver light that shines just behind my fragile flesh and skin
It binds me to the earth and stars and guides me like a father from within
When I'm feeling low I ride my woes up where the air is cold and thin
Just to get a better view of everywhere I've gone and haven't been

When my final mortal thoughts are smothered by eternal burning fire
The last sound that I'd like to hear, the heavy breath of someone I desire
There's no sweeter way to go, ain't no better way to bite the wire
I can only hope my luck is up when it's my time to expire

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from Whiskey & Starlight, released October 28, 2011

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Vagabondage San Francisco, California

Vagabondage is a Bay Area, California based folk-punk band that was born over nachos and wine on a tiny stage in an empty theater in San Francisco’s Mission District. With flasks held high, they play songs of heartbreak, hope, and doom, and have been getting people up on their feet to yell, drink, and sing along to their original songs since 2008. ... more

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