A Half​-​Mile from Allentown

from by The Chairman Dances

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lyrics

The rain came suddenly, the wind blew open the curtains. My heart it swelled up inside me, the water covering all surfaces. And when my wife came home—the carpet soaked, my desk dripping, me staring blankly at the wall, her wondering what she could be missing.

The thought came suddenly. I was walking round the town. I stopped at the baseball field, rested right there on the pitcher’s mound. We rushed to pack our things.
You left your job, we burned the landlord. We left our storage locker full.
You were suffering—frankly, you were bored.

And a half-mile from Allentown, you press your face against the window and watch the water coming down. You trace both sides of a rainbow.

Sleep came slowly. I was staring into black, surveying the last several years. Spool a memory, play it back, then play it from the start. Find the moment on the screen.
Pick apart a single gesture, try to understand what it means.

credits

from Child of My Sorrow, released September 7, 2018
Words and music by Eric Krewson / Arranged by The Chairman Dances

Dan Comly - synthesizer

Dan Finn - sythesizer, synthesizer bass

Ashley Hartman: vocals

Eric Krewson - lead and choir vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, tambourine, string arrangement

Andrew Pereira - alto saxophone

Luke Pigott - synthesizer bass

Will Schwarz - bass guitar

Kevin Walker - drum kit

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