Every Punch You Throw

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the water comes in through the wall
and trickles down the windowpane
and warps the wood
and pulls your picture down

and as I try to dry it all
I watch the flowers catch the rain
they kiss it once
and give it to the ground

there is nothing here to do but watch it go
holding on has never even made it slow
merciless and arbitrary
big and dumb and mean and scary
still it dodges every punch you throw
let it go

give me all your petty spite
and watch me kick you when you’re down
I’ll change my reasons
every time I turn

I’ve been looking for a fight
and you’ve been fighting for a frown
and we will try
but we may never learn

to love the air that drops the dust
to love the rain that brings the rust
to love the reckless ruin
of our plans

I like to think the world is just
and so I think the world is just
you know I think the world is just
grand

may you find a kinder love
and leave your reason at the gate
and trust it like you can’t recall
what was

and when agan you give it up
may your heart so gently break
and may you come to love it
as it does

there is nothing here to do but watch it go
holding on has never even made it slow
merciless and arbitrary
big and dumb and mean and scary
still it dodges every punch you throw
let it go

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from Buoy, released July 22, 2009

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Carsie Blanton New Orleans, Louisiana

Carsie is a singer/songwriter based in New Orleans. She has toured with Paul Simon, the Wood Brothers, the Weepies and Joan Osborne.

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