Febrero Loco

Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown


Erin McKeown canta, toca la guitarra, compone sus propios temas y letras y es realmente especial. ¡Debes conocerla!


Discos editados:

Distillation (2000), Grand (2003), We Will Become Like Birds (2005), Sing You Sinners (2006), Lafayette (2007), Small Deviant Things (2008), Hundreds of Lions (2009).


Love In Two Parts

There’s hope in poetry, comfort in fiction
like the voice of Walt Whitman, for example.

I have noticed something
you will have noticed it too
we like truth with lies
black with white
we are the virgin and the whore
you will have noticed this too

So I am led to say purely for example, purely for survival
and speaking of course from my own experience
when I’m drunk it’s easy
when I’m sober I try not to love you so hard
will not love you so hard

You will have noticed this too,
for you were on the other side.

In a San Francisco loft you couldn’t pay for
I could feel your heart beat through the floor boards
I waved my hope around like a cheap flag
whose colors had faded
whose emblem was laughable

What is whiskey in the morning but a clear path to the door
What would uncle Walt say to the silent floorboard?

La Petite Mort

Estelle, I was your husband
third in a group of three
you twice the widowed
and I once did see
a wedding bed like no other
for it’s turned to a funeral grave
truth is temperance, happiness warns
signposts on the road that is paved

When the decent folks dance a two step revival
denial and deviation, temptation and trial
Estelle, oh Estelle, what you loved you gave away
Jesus says we die a little death for him everyday

Dot turned tricks with the spoons
played piano with the other hand
you the kid who liked life so much
look up, it’s your wedding band
the minister spoke, the vows we took
at that moment you were mine
a falling took place afterward
an explanation would take more time

Estelle, I took you home that night
my wife above the common-law
laid it up like we always do
in the hammock of our backyard
swinging like a rocking horse
cannonballing down a track
we both found heaven right then
you just chose not to come back


Hallelujiah! Get Happy!


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