The Young Become The Old

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This song is made out of real things and imaginary. The feel is fall as a metaphor of old age and mortality. We really do have mice nibbling the few bits of grain down there.


The trees begin to drop their leaves, the fathers all roll up their sleeves and rake them into burning piles the wind will carry the smoke for miles.

The geese insist to fly in Vs, their beauty drops me to my knees. Summer's buried deep in her grave with the tulip bulbs and the money we saved


The wind and the rain, each year it's the same.
The snow and the cold, the young become the old.

The wind kicks the leaves into the air. The boots make a line up and down the stairs. An apple pie on the counter to cool. Fall is wise and summer's a fool.

The storm windows are all in place. The summer clothes in an old suitcase. The rabbits and chickens have all been fed. There's an extra quilt on every bed.


The forgotten man with his flint and steel, his tall leather boots with the cherry wood heals. He buttons his coat against the wind, the sky the color of old beaten tin.

In the root cellar he stores his jellies and jams, pickles potatoes, sausage and ham. The mouse goes underneath the door to nibble the grain that fell to the floor.



from Throwing Glory, track released June 7, 2012
Adam Thompson, bass
Michael Shaeffer, accordion
DJ Viernes, drums
Rick Beerhorst, guitar and vocals
Sam Kenny, trumpet



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The Wealthy Orphans Grand Rapids, Michigan

Playing music forged in the heat of real life, the Wealthy Orphans open hearts and unzip heaven. Their songs are lite up with vivid imagery and haunted by enigmatic narratives.

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