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PEARLS

She was stringing her words together
A breathy pearl hung on every pause
Coiling a tasteful rope of affluence
Around her neck dangerous as claws

Life gone dry
Rocky as a desert
Studded with cactus
Spiny with regrets

Every man claiming he's a real man
Ages wanting younger and sexier yet
She's a sweet talker but she had not
Flashed sweet and juicy since we met

Life gone dry
Rocky as a desert
Studded with cactus
Spiny with regrets

A breathy pearl strung with her every pause
A gleaming rope coiled around her neck
But when she didn't hint young and juicy
I knew an affair would age me with regret

Life gone dry
Rocky as a desert
Studded with cactus
Spiny with regrets

Yes, my life’s gone dry
O rocky as a desert
Studded with cactus
Spiny with regrets
O yeah, spiny with regrets
Spiny with regrets

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released July 24, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Gray

guitar & percussion: Johnse Holt
bass & vocals: Lloyd Brodnax King

production: Johnse Holt & Lloyd Brodnax King
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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