Saturday Day

from by Jennifer Kimball

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lyrics

You took yourself to a party Saturday day
The evening sun at your back — June light
You carried seven tall iris, violet black
A wooden bowl in your arms — handmade
You let your corduroy shirt fall to the ground
And no one noticed your brand new, brown linen dress
Sister, don’t you pay them any mind
Everything that’s here you can leave behind.
Maybe it wouldn’t have hurt so much
If you didn’t long to be friends with the girls
And if even your boy had turned his head
Their spears are sharp and their capes blood red
And if you tangle you’ll lose — take care
So keep your head in the clouds you don’t have to choose
Sister, don’t you pay them any mind
Everything that’s here you can leave behind.
Go farm the earth, cut your flowers
Throw your pots, draw for hours
I’ll be damned, you were right
Don’t let’s go out tonight.
So put the iris in water
You’ve got your daughter in tow
It hurts like only a mother could know
She only wanted what’s best for you
Still you expected the most from her
You took yourself to a party now take yourself home.
Sister, don’t you pay them any mind
Everything that’s here you can leave behind.

credits

from Avocet, released March 3, 2017
words/music Jennifer D. Kimball
arranging/producing Alec Spiegelman

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