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In the highway outside of Belleville,
In a Hyundai full of all her things,
In the crush of a woman so still
To the rush of hope she clings.

In her heart, she's death defying,
Double-bladed - faith and doubt.
With the feeling high like flying,
Vivid dreams, electrifying,
And the constant need of now
Must be satisfied somehow.

On a Monday after the goodbyes,
On the runway waiting in a line,
On a plane full of still half-closed eyes
In his veins, two truths entwine.

Sweat and love and blood pulse so hard.
Living hand to mouth to brow
Molds an honest face, although scarred,
And a life behind the plow.
Flowers bloom but with regard
In a cold brickyard.
Find the cause in a plain vow,
So extravagant somehow.

With the workday's numbers all reckoned,
With the birthday cards and wishes read,
With each other, a quiet second
Spent just lying in our bed.

Touching hands to shelter our shrine,
Nesting on a strong oak bough,
As essential as the sunshine,
Never could be called highbrow.
Modern myth of spark divine.
All the stars align.
I'll take real over the wow,
And we'll stay in love somehow.


from Thermidorian Reaction, track released June 17, 2016
from Thermidorian Reaction, track released June 18, 2016
Written and arranged by Nathan and Ginnifer Brown (C) (P) 2016

Ginnifer Brown: Lead vocals
Nathan Brown: Guitars, programming, background vocals
Brian Andrew Marek: Sonic spectrum consultant
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Brown and Serve Recording, Saint Louis, MO
​Ultrabrown Records
Produced by Nathan and Ginnifer Brown, with help from Gig Thurmond, and Tam and Craig England
Artwork from Cupid and Psyche by Francois Gerard, 1770 - 1837



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