Dead Man's Hand

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was he wearing long hair?
did he house a twisted soul?
knowing what i know now, am i astounded
by his self control?
was he king of the world, in so many words?

the answer is yes, anything you say
total investment today, anything you say
say what you will, i wish you no ill
aces and eights, i still see your face
on my dollar bill

the dead man’s hand directs where i stand
aces and eights, phantoms and fates
are at the command of the dead man’s hand

don’t you go pullin’ my strings
i’m too wise to wear his wings
i’ll revisit the grave and say his name
but i’ve had it with kings
no more blood for your love, it’s over and done

the question is when?
there you are again, playing your instrument
there you go again

the dead man’s hand directs where i stand
aces and eights, phantoms and fates
are at the command of the dead man’s hand

the man is dead in my head
but he’s alive outside
he puts his hands through me
and touches others’ lives

i wear a talisman, i want to banish him
the man is dead in the flesh
but he’s alive within

credits

from Coeur Age, released April 28, 2018
Music and lyrics by Nire Nah
Arranged and produced by Patrick Budde
Preserve Records 2018

Mixed at the Preservatory by Patrick Budde
Mastered at Wall of Sound by Norman Marston
Album art by Nire Nah

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Influences include Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Rilo Kiley, Daniel Johnston, The Decemberists

Photos by Matthew Gregory Hollis

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