Modern Life

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Modern Life

the highway's always humming
even in the early morning
like a turban of bees
wrapped around my head

endless blooming machinations
tumble into pre-dawn kitchens
Tokyo to Alabama
greet the brand new day

once we drifted high enough
to look down on a school
of human fishes floating in formation
pulsing like a tide

astounded and confounded
by the velvet variations
of desire to make
a target of your heart

someone call the doctor
the skin has gone transluscent
and the works have been exposed
for everyone to see

once we drifted high enough
to look down on a school
of human fishes floating in formation
pulsing like a tide

somewhere in this phosphorescent
goo we call a modern life
sits a rusted out controller
hanging on with all her might

the highway's always humming
even in the early morning
like a turban of bees
wrapped around my head

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from The Missing Pages, released June 23, 2015

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Lee Barber Austin, Texas

Born in New Orleans, Lee has been writing songs since he was 16. When THIEF AND RESCUE was released in 2009, the album garnered feature stories in the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Chronicle, & on KUT radio. It appeared on several Best of 2009 lists & topped the Austin Chronicle’s list of Best Austin Albums of that year. His songs have been recorded by The Resentments, Ana Egge & others. ... more

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