Do You Remember

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for Anna and the children

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Do you remember, dark-eyed winter child,
The way the summer nights would settle 
On the boundary pines?
The way the air was warm and wet
And full of honeysuckle scent?
And how the moon lit up the dew
Upon the cut Kentucky blue
As your uncles tilted bottles and told lies?

Oh, when were you born?
When were you born?

By the house up on the hill
We watched the clouds go white and gray;
The Tuscaloosa lightning carried miles
Without a sound. 
The wind would stir by minutes,
Then laze back into the woods,
Damping cricket strings as it slipped by.

Oh, when were you born?
When were you born?
Under the silver sun on a hard February morning.

Some nights--deep in the hollow hours--
I would lift my head and stare around the room. 
The noises had no names, but still I felt them,
In the hot, unmoving air.
I took my blanket and lay down under the moon.
The dogs would bed beside me and I slept.
Sometimes I dreamed of girls, or being in the army.
But once I dreamed of you. 

Oh, when were you born?
When were you born?
Under the silver sun on a hard February morning.
You do not remember. 

We never lost a finger to the frost
The deep well water ran lucky on our tongues
My father was still alive
His heart beating hard as he lifted me
His heart beating hard as he lifted me

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from Wheat to Wire, released April 13, 2016
Lyrics by Frank McClellan
Music by The Crosiers

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Ben McClellan
Vox

Frank McClellan
Vox, Guitars, Keys

Shane Jewell
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Bass & Drums

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