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Spare Change

from Silk Road Blues by Levon Bus

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Even something as banal as a garage sale can become a vehicle for a circumspect narrative, with some inspiration from Hunter and Garcia.


Spare Change
© 2017 Leo Papa

Mister since your sifting through
The stuff in my backyard
Don't you dig too hard
And don't dismiss the things that I, discard

What's the value of these things?
They’ve crowded out my past
Life goes on so fast
I never thought that anything would, last

There’s little in my world left to, arrange
And all I'm really asking for is, your spare change

Mr. since you’re interested
In things that I have stored
I’m tired of being bored
That’s one thing I really can’t, afford

The stories in these objects
Like some old sad refrain
Are driving me insane
I can’t resist this twisting in my, brain

Maybe I seem anxious or, deranged
But what I must insist is just that, everything must change

Sister since you’re listening
That’s not junk in my garage
I've been living large
I never saw the point of being in, charge

All of these attachments
Are like pages from a book
I can’t bear to look
At times it seems I’m’ hanging from that, hook

And sister if it doesn’t seem so, strange
Maybe you’d assist me, I’m just trying to make some change


from Silk Road Blues, released October 10, 2020
Levon Bus: Vocal, guitar (electric), bass & keyboard (organ)

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