the sorrow side of sundown

so maybe when the sky turns to red
the sorrow of the souls helps the dead sing
awakened by the sound of shooting stars
forgotten in the dust of racing cars alone
the hours hang above like stones they’re silhouettes of broken bones melodies falling one by one

the neighbor up above sends his rain
a savior in a suit and bloody tie
a favor from the fading crimson sky
a runaway child from a broken home of father’s pain
the minutes swam around like bees stinging hearts
collapsing knees sending prayers to the fading crimson sun

cleaver tears knock pinholes in the sky
as colors drown stones fall with a sigh
time and space forever race
equations come undone
that’s the rhyme no one can outrun


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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