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HAMMER IN HER HAND

She was sitting at her mirror
Hammer still in hand
Dolling up eye-catching
To entice a man
I snapped the game off
Tried to stop her at the door
But that paragon of womanhood
Had nailed my feet to the floor

Sometimes love means you got to let her go
Sometimes love means get away from what you know

The highway is humming
The subway shrieks and roars
The bus is never coming
The plane's too much to score
I troll the super-markets
Laundromats and bars
Dragging my foot
And a heart badly scarred

Sometimes love means you got to let her go
Sometimes love means get away from what you know

When love works out
It shines a magic star
But when it turns and falls from grace
It burns its trail of scars
Still you got to be kidding
That you'd rather die
Than let love take you
For another bumpy ride

Sometimes love means you got to let her go
Sometimes love means get away from what you've known

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released May 2, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Gray

guitar: Johnse Holt
bass & vocals: Lloyd Brodnax King
lap slide: Ray Ramirez
keys: Rick Snyder

production: Johnse Holt, Lloyd Brodnax King, Rick Snyder
cover art: Lloyd Brodnax King

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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Studied flute with Marcel Moyse and James Moody. Recorded Lloyd Brodnax King Trio live at DePaul with Fareed Haque and Larry Gray. Won an NEA fellowship in composition. Won a Jeff. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. Created The Obscure News podcast and the Dishwater Gray Playlist. Currently a prof at Lake Forest College and performing with Funkadesi, Sun Ensemble, and Michael J. Miles. ... more

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