The Volcano Song

from by Jim Clements

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The girls are holding hands in a circle,
Laughing and sneezing, and then falling down.
The boys are building traps in the chimney,
While their parents are buying Christmas presents in town.
You walk past the boys and girls.
They smile at your sneakers and your curls.
You don’t notice them at all.
You walk to the volcano, dressed in grey.
I thought I might follow you.
Delilah is treating her new friend Rapunzel
To a make-over in her beauty salon.
St. George is out slaying dragons,
But children still sleep with their nightlights on.
You walk past the boys and girls.
They laugh at your suitcase and your peals.
You don’t notice them at all.
You walk to the volcano dressed in grey.
I thought I might follow you.
There’s poppies growing through the cracks in the pavement,
And flower shops on every avenue.
The ladies are out buying red roses
For their husbands with their beards of blue.

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from Kill Devil Hills (2004), released July 7, 2004

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Jim Clements Los Angeles, California

Every five years or so, Jim Clements emerges to drop a collection of literate, witty, surreal, gut-wrenching songs, before disappearing again into the shadows. A songwriter’s songwriter in the tradition of Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Nick Cave, his songs have earned him critical acclaim and a devoted following over his fifteen-year career. ... more

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