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from The 12th Letter by Ford Pier

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Easy to suppose
This is what you chose
‘Cause you are unique
Not because you’re weak
That one could have a hidden program
That one didn’t know too well
That one might never attempt
for fear one might not stand out or excel

I know there’s offerings I haven’t made yet
I know that good things come to those who wait and
I know something of mine I haven’t played you

Not a quick study
You hate selling as much as you hate being sold to
But the telling will change depending on who it’s being told to
Learn by discovery
Arrogance without confidence
Makes zero sense and fewer friends
Do you feel the heat of burning rubber
Do you smell the smell of its scent
Do you see the tire fire of
a pile of wheels you reinvented

I know the brightest things are hot to touch
I know you don’t fully engage if you ride the clutch
I know I say I know way too much

One day victory, for me, will be much more than merely what I got away with
But how I’m acting right now is something I don’t think I’ll ever learn to be okay with

I know the biggest things calve off but do not sink
I know it happens so fast you’ll miss it if you blink
I know some lights grow more intense even as they shrink
I know I believe that I don’t know how to think
I know unburied bodies start to stink
I know I’m teetering there on the brink


from The 12th Letter, released September 24, 2021
Paul Rigby: pedal steel
Contains a "sample" from the prelude to Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner, 1854. Sorry, can't remember which recording I used. Nope.


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Ford Pier Vancouver, British Columbia

Ford: v.t. to cross by wading (Webster)
Pier: n. a disappointed bridge (Joyce)

Ford Pier has a rock band called The Vengeance Trio and a string quartet called Strength Of Materials. There's ten or eleven albums of this stuff, and more on its way. You just watch. ... more


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