no weather for the tired

would you like to sing another song for me dear
because I can’t hear my own voice
it’s drowned out by every prayer to the one that only answers with noise
so all I can do is wait around for the rain
and pray that it can wash away pain
‘cause all i can see are the fields of yesterday’s refrain

would you like to stay another night with me dear
‘cause i’ve got no one but the moon
her sole watchful eye paints the valleys below
with the dust of every hope for the muse

so all i can do is lie around in thirsty shame
and sip away minutes to daze
‘cause all I can see are the sins upon the walls
trap souls in an impossible maze

yet i don’t want to be the one to write down how it ends
this ink ain’t that heavy with blood
i’ll ride another night through the storm of my shame
for you

yet i’d rather die alone with my pen to forge the plan
than to live by someone else’s hand
so please bring the rain if that’s the weather that it takes
to carve pride onto my grave

would you like to sing another song for me dear
because i can’t hear my own voice


from live with coffee and wine in an apartment_ [free download], released April 7, 2016
dustin johnsen



all rights reserved


dKOTA Portland, Oregon

dKOTA is music from Portland, Oregon that explores expansiveness, dynamics, unexpected progressions, and heartfelt lyrical expression. The project is lead by songwriter and vocalist, Dustin Johnsen. Dustin’s songwriting utilizes American roots music as a foundation to layer an amalgam of sonic textures, dissonance and resolve, and intentional rough edges. ... more

contact / help

Contact dKOTA

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code