Shadow

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There’s a pizza crust in the parking lot
And a black bird with a new batch of friends
The engine’s off, my seatbelt’s still on
Gathering up the energy to go in

There’s a shopping cart, in the 4 o’clock sun
Telling the light where to land
Fingers back and forth between the steering wheel and the seat
I wish that cart could talk to my hands

I know where to go, I don’t know how
I am just a shadow trying to get off the ground

Grocery store greeter, bright yellow vest so you can see her
Waiting to be hospitable
I do my best to reciprocate and fake a frugal smile
I’m not sure who’s more uncomfortable

The produce is impossible, can’t make decisions on a good day
What am I supposed to do now
All these artificial people, in this artificial light
Hell I don’t feel like myself anyhow

I know where to go, I don’t know how
I am just a shadow trying to get off the ground

I see myself, in the freezer door glass
I see myself in what’s behind it
Suspended on a shelf, waiting to expire
Or be brought back to life

There’s a tap on my shoulder, a concerned voice in my ear
“Is there something I can help you find?”
I guess I look confused, or a little bit lost
Or maybe it’s just how I look in this light

I know where to go, I don’t know how
I am just a shadow trying to get off the ground

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from Honest, released May 3, 2019

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International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. "Two become one, in song...hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery," says Mary Gauthier. ... more

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