something from nothing
[july 2015]

save a little place left in your heart to feel something
learn to let it go and watch it all fade away
just because it’s gone doesn’t mean you didn’t learn something
the devil never steals from a poor lie anyway
there’s not a lot of blood left in a heart that feels nothing
there’s not enough time to worry anyway
the sorrow and the pain conspire to make you run from
the love that’s left that’ll make you stay

stitches up and down to keep what’s found
and a promise that it’ll be alright
and you have a say in what you want to take away
a glimmer in your eye
it’s pure gold
for fools to melt a love that’s never sold for change
or given away

save a little place left in your heart to feel something
for a little love that’s left
to make you stay


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



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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

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