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I snuck in again, to the downstairs apartment
while the workers took their smoke break.
The walls were bare and bright, my head a little light,
from breathing in the liqueur.
Despite the itching in my throat, I hummed a couple notes,
in the room we’ll put our bed in.
And they danced all around, to the hedonistic sound
of February sunlight.
So how do all your blue days fall in Monterey,
or the East Bay? Anyhow? Either Way?
Silent city walking, last night with a friend,
turned me on to Joseph Campbell.
I sat drafting up my myths, to reaffirm all this,
but your absence was distracting me.
So we’ll keep closing in on whatever it is,
that sends us searching through the bramble
like a dog after a squirrel, I saw the neighbor’s golden girl
say “someone ought to shoot that thing”.
Now I’m on the porch, in my Sunday shorts
watching the shadows, slide sideways.
Over the country radio, through the open car window
the battery, is breathing shallow.

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from Song From Far, released January 20, 2015

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Grand Lake Islands Portland, Oregon

"Grand Lake Islands...Rides the link between cerebral folk mysticism and dreamy beach-bum sunshine nostalgia with surprising ease."
-Independent Clauses


Grand Lake Islands is a hazy folk collective led by Portland-based songwriter Erik Emanuelson. Emanuelson’s expressive tenor recalls Nashville Skyline era Dylan and delivers lyrics soaked in metaphors and stark emotional landscapes.
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