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  1. Chestnut

From the recording Hi-Lo

Lyrics

CHESTNUT (words: S.Wall. music: S.Wall/J.Wall)

what happened to the natural evolution
do you know the one I mean?
come here Chestnut let me explain
the swell of temptation is chiding and wild
down at the hotel Naçional
the tourist checks her tan

sitting in the shadow of a chestnut tree
trying to escape the sun
a man strums a guitar with an easy hand
sing another rebel song
we stumble through seasons and fumble for reasons why
dragging a suitcase that should’ve been left way behind

I find her apartment there’s a note on the door
“come on inside it’s wide open”
but the lightbulbs are all blown
hum of electrics, a tangle of wires
and the colourblind electrician
takes a breath before he fries

she’s taken down the picture from the wall
the period of grace is gone
it was a giant cherry cake about five foot tall
in the winter it replaced the sun
we stumble through seasons and fumble for reasons why
dragging a suitcase that should’ve been left way behind