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We are not the same person we were yesterday, an hour ago, a minute ago. Our cells age, die, become replaced. Our thoughts and feelings shift. Events modify our place in the world. In “Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy,” Will Oldham describes the feeling of newness and unfamiliarity that sometimes inhabits him when he faces a new day. And if we have no sameness, where is the path? Do we have a path? Oldham asks and avoids answering, answers and avoids asking. And yet in his music we hear always the clear, intelligent voice of an individual.

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Sometimes we rise toward the given line, connecting dreams with what is lost. 'Tho blood and flesh deceive us so they yield, just as the thaw requires the frost. So ask and find the answer if you will, or now reject and rest on doubt. The day is ready for my entry point. The sky is poised to let me out.

Again, I am again. I haven't wept, 'tho I be ‘lorn.

In rapture blunt and stumbling grace behold, "this is my hand this is my eye." To take and then to give from furrowed purse, to breathe her body as a sign.

Again, I am again. I haven't wept, 'tho I be ‘lorn. And then, I am again. This much is found; this much is borne.

My shadow once was me impinged, the warmest whisper on my ear, a guide for one who needs no path, a salve for one who feels no fear.

Come home, come home, there is no other way; there is no door, no room to hold. Take seat and rest; take rest and rise again. Come home, come home, the hearth it glows.

Again, I am again. I haven't wept, 'tho I be ‘lorn. And then, I am again. This much is found; this much is borne.

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from Death Waits I: Music And Fine Arts, released November 13, 2015

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Art Schop Brooklyn, New York

Contemporary rock that's "a mixture of Murder Ballads, Songs from a Room, and Hunky Dory."

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