David Thomas Lyrics
Non-lp lyrics
(2007)



Red Apple Boy

It's a red apple day they say
I don't agree
In the rust of the valley
Of the river of the night
I feel obliged
To be dark
To be alive.

The sun is a piece of paper
Torn from the Sunday magazines
Someone's spat on the back
Slapped it up against the wall
It's curling at the edges
About to fall.

It's a red apple day they say
I don't agree
Coffee's burning in the pot
Clock on the wall's stopped
Just then the penny drops.

I had a red apple boy she said
I don't agree
In the rust of the valley
Of the river of the night
I feel obliged.

From Traineater by The Book of Knots.
Writers: Thomas-Parkins-Wolf-Bossi-Kihlstedt-Hamilton-Maimone
©2007 Hearpen Music / Eye of Night / Broca's Fold / Boston to Bombay / Maim One Music