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Two Lean Years

by Claire Tucker

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Sarah Another intricately composed song by Claire Tucker. This one has a gentle but yearning feel, with the kind of lyrics needed to keep it from floating off into a daydream.
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Performed, recorded and mixed by Claire Tucker at home Feb. 2021


A Mediterranean sunset backdrop
We see the ragged art boy
Anxious for the amphetamines to kick in
Can't sing about anything unless

He smokes indoors and writes on the walls
While the neighbor woman hangs his laundry
But this couplet has scratched
at the back of his skull for two years

Two lean years
A silly little song
They've nominated the album

He stands and sways long enough to utter
A thanks of legendary affront
To the hand that feeds

I like to think that I'm a slow burn
I like to think a lot of things
But not as many things as I hate to think about
To think about
To think about
Trying to rip the veins out of the mundane

There's glory there if you work forever
And a glittering sea somewhere as you labor
And a hand that feeds you your walking papers


released March 5, 2021


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Claire Tucker Seattle, Washington

Singer-songwriter from Seattle. Loose Wing bandleader.

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