Midnight

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Midnight, when their headlights fade
You slipped back to your father’s house
Burning underneath your clothes
As if no hands could hold
Your pale body down
Against the cold, hard ground

Oh, We don’t get it back
I’m afraid that death’s like that

Morning was a long way off
You were tired but you couldn’t sleep
Keep seeing as if from miles away
How your body lay
Among discarded things
Your childhood memories

Oh, We don’t get it back
I’m pretty sure death’s like that

Time has left some burdens
Left some secret shames
But oh, can it lift the weight
I think it can(‘t)

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from Strangers, released February 24, 2017

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Balto Portland, Oregon

Balto is mercurial American roots music - song-driven rock’n’roll – a hair-raising live band from the Northwest – electric guitars and Hammond organs, swirling psychedelia, an occasional Bonzo drum flourish, held down on bass by a former fighter with a deep admiration for James Jamerson ... more

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