Rootless

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I GOT A FIST FULL OF DIRT
WHEN I BENT DOWN TO PICK UP ROOTS
THERE'S NOTHING UNDERNEATH ME NOW
BUT SUBWAY CARS AND BEAT UP BOOTS

THE INTRAVENOUS DIET COKE
RUNS WITH SCISSORS THROUGH MY VEINS
THERE'S NOTHING UNDERNEATH MY SKIN
BUT TIN FOIL BONES AND PLASTIC BRAINS

AND I'M WEARING
FINGERLESS GLOVES AND THEY DON'T KEEP ME WARM
AND I'M BEARING
FRUIT ON THE VINE FRUITLESSLY
AND I WON'T SHOW
MY COLORLESS EYES AND MY FEATURELESS FORM
AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO WATER A ROOTLESS TREE

I'M SO THIRSTY TO BE DRY
I'M OVERFLOWING IN THIS DROUGHT
THERE'S NOTHING IN MY FRAME OF MIND
SINCE I TOOK THE PICTURE OUT

AND I'M WEARING
FINGERLESS GLOVES AND THEY DON'T KEEP ME WARM
AND I'M BEARING
FRUIT ON THE VINE FRUITLESSLY
AND I WON'T SHOW
MY COLORLESS EYES AND MY FEATURELESS FORM
AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO WATER A ROOTLESS TREE

AND I'M SHAKING
FROM ROOTING MYSELF TO THE SPOT FOR SO LONG
AND I'M BREAKING
EMERGENCY GLASS IN MY MIND
NOW I'M BOOTLESS
SOLE-LESS AND SOCK-LESS AND RECKLESS AND WRONG
AND I'M ROOTLESS, AND I THINK THAT I'D RATHER BE BLIND
I THINK THAT I'D RATHER BE BLIND

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from Dressing Down, released June 24, 2015

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Dan Rider New York, New York

Dan Rider (n) : 1. New York-based folk singer & songwriter 2. Bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist 3. Gender-adjacent skirt enthusiast. 4. Secretly four cats on each others' shoulders disguised as a person. Shh don't tell.

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