One For Sorrow

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A tiny detail.
The faintest sign.
A shallow fracture.
I’ll take what’s mine.


I lay claim to this throne and everything below.
Up here on my plinth.
Its shine is just a glint.
It plucks at my attention.
An apple for my eye.
I’ve got the means and motive.
A simple Magpie.


A weakened structure.
A gentle sigh.
An open door for those like me who seek to find.


I lay claim to this throne and everything below.
Up here on my plinth.
Its shine is just a glint.
It plucks at my attention.
An apple for my eye.
I’ve got the means and motive.
A simple Magpie.




One for sorrow.
Two for joy.
Three for a girl.
Four for a sad excuse of a man.
I will pay for my sins.
Please clip my wings.
I’m not a magpie.
I’m just a thief….


I’ve seen you shine.


Usurped from my throne to the ground below.
Paying for each theft.
With a hole straight through my chest.
They say to kill a mocking bird is a mortal sin.
What’s the rule on Magpies? Where do lines begin?
I'm not a Magpie.
I’m just a thief.

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from Fingerpaint, released September 13, 2015
Ben Palmer - Vocals
Andy Forman - Guitar/Percussion
Tom Holmes - Production

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