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Even the Forgers Were Left Fingering the Fakes - Live

from Paradiso in the Moonlight by Ken Stringfellow

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I've been schooled, I've been schooled
By the strangeness of cities where the vacant light pools
I have been, I have been
Precise as a diamond that cuts you with its beams
I didn't dress the part so I could leave when I felt free
But I have climbed, I have climbed
Higher than the raptures of all the entwined
But I have fears, I have fears
That I'm blind in both eyes and I'm deaf to all your tears
Blind in both eyes

Stay with me but don't stay long
As long as there are customers I'll keep the last light on

Second thoughts, second thoughts
I put down the paper and I disconnect the dots
I pull down the robber's myth before the poster's up
Was it me, was it me?
Did I get away with murder and did anybody see
That I've been slipping cocktails to the gendarmerie?

Who stayed with me but stayed too long
As long as they keep questioning I'll keep my straight face on

Give and take, give and take
What they found in Chicago when they emptied out the lake
Even the forgers were left fingering the fakes
Overacted, overcast
The auctioneer was crying cuz the heir left no estate
Meanwhile at the water's edge the waves lapped
At the gate

Stay with me but don't say why
As long as we keep questioning I'll stay here til I die

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from Paradiso in the Moonlight, released May 5, 2014

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Ken Stringfellow Seattle, Washington

A fixture on the music landscape, indie and otherwise, since the debut of his band The Posies in 1988, Ken Stringfellow has over thirty-five years of experience as a performer, composer, producer, arranger, programmer and more. In addition to his eight albums with the Posies and four solo albums, Ken spent a decade touring and recording with R.E.M and 17 years with Memphis cult band Big Star. ... more

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