Hyacinth Girl

from The Victory Garden by The Commonwealth

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Holly was adored, all crowned in fleur; she cracked my head.
As she leaves, to my relief she asks, “[when] could I come back?”

Through a single-pane, you’ve probably said enough by now
For the neighbors to wonder just who you care about.

And, you know, they’re not going anywhere.
No, I know, it’s not going anywhere.

Holly was adorned but found all sorts of bitter men.
Dreaming light and petit fours – it’s not where I’m at.
It’s like I’ve left my head at home for someone else to bake,
Pour in wine, and who knows what other sweetness waits?

But I know it’s not going anywhere,
Oh, I know it’s not going anywhere.

“Holy Wars Indoors,” the news reports, and so depends.
“Wait, I need you more,” is my first thought, anyhow –
Do I have another home, while mine is roared awake
By motorcyclists, by now – I’d hope – miles away?

And I know it’s not going everywhere,
Oh, I know they’re not going anywhere.


from The Victory Garden, released April 22, 2017
Max Brady – Trombone
Patrick Burke – Lead Guitar, Trumpet
Andrew Kuhar – Vocals, Classical & Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar
Nicholas Kuhar – Drums, Clave, Shakers, Bowed Cymbal
Megan Poletti Kuhar – Auxiliary Percussion

Lyrics by Andrew Kuhar & Nicholas Kuhar

Recorded by Dave Piatek & The Commonwealth


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