Ducks and Drakes

from Ruby Saloon by Max Heinegg

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Ducks and Drakes

The time of year skims from me
We are lightly thrown
In the air for now
Lifted like a stone

The time the year sinks from me
Water kisses stone
I can’t stay this way
cannot play alone

A game of ducks and drakes
Before the season’s done with you?
So much I’d love to make
So much that’s fallen through

This time the city lulled to sleep by its own afterglow
The way the light lies broken upon a plane of snow
This time the wasted motions are finally coming home
This time that we waken, we waken alone

Now that the season’s done with you
So glad to take this in with you


from Ruby Saloon, released June 6, 2010


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Max Heinegg Boston, Massachusetts

Max Heinegg. Singer-guitarist and songwriter, poet and adapter of classic poems, rock and roll vocalist... all about lyrics, vocals, and guitars.
Songs here are from Sand Painting (2015) Ruby Saloon (2010) These Familiar Days (2007) and By June (2004).
In the late 90s I fronted The High Ceilings in the Boston scene, from the Rumble to the 'Dise.
In the early 90s, I fronted the Hounds in NYC.
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