Some nights I wish I knew
I know the past
I know the present is
I know that God
I know that God is
I’ve been growing my beard the past couple weeks and randomly had the tune of ‘Summer Breeze’ in my head. Summer beard.. makes me feel fine.
The two songs released already have me really excited for this album. They are so consistently good!
I recorded this tonight to include on my (semi) annual Summer Mixtape. One of my favorite unreleased Iron & Wine songs. I took a stab at it. I’m no mixing mastermind, so, it’s a rough cut. And yep, it was raining and thundering while I was recording, so listen for that little easter egg. Enjoy. :)
O tell us, poet, what you do. –I praise.
Yes, but the deadly and the monstrous phase,
how do you take it, how resist? –I praise.
But the anonymous, the nameless maze,
how summon it, how call it, poet? –I praise.
What right is yours, in all these varied ways,
under a thousand masks yet true? –I praise.
And why do stillness and the roaring blaze,
both star and storm acknowledge you? –because I praise.
I found the combination, I’ve got the key
Standing at the door
Turning the century
Mouth of the river, spit out the sea
Stand for something more