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I Ain't Lonesome [Single]

by Ian Thomas



Recorded by Alex Lowry, mixed by Alex Lowry and Danny Freund at the Dacha in Knoxville, TN.

From the 45RPM single, "Good and Lonely" with Danny Freund and Paul Lee Kupfer. See the full album, and others by The Bus Driver Tour, at www.TheBusDriverTour.com


I Ain't Lonesome (I. Thomas)

Snow falls on the railroad ties this evening
And the shoulders of the overcoated men
Standing guard over the trains that have long since run the main
And will likely never feel the rails again

Voices that I once had heard so clearly
And found once so easy to believe
Have shifted in the wind as it trails around the bend
And fall like a dead language on me

The hinges of the morning are creaking
And there's no one here to hear except for me
The days before have turned, the evening sun has burned
And like broken ships have sank into the sea

I ain't waiting on any passing train
Nor howling at the moon to freeze its face
I ain't late, I ain't got anywhere to be
I'm already taking up this space

Friends that I have known to bare their faces
They shine just like stars in an empty night
I can draw them into patterned lines and spaces
But the borders of my memory bend the light

Lovers all alone exchanging gazes
Longing to agree on deja vu
Like a nose against a rose, or the leaves when the March wind blows
No net of words could carry this to you

But you had me once before
When I waited by your gated golden door
Not long before I learned not to linger where it's cold
When I left, you were leaning on your door

I ain't calling out anybody's name
Nor whining for the wind above to wane
I ain't lonesome bout any one girl
I'm lonesome bout being in this world


released June 9, 2012
Written by Ian Thomas.



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