Jesse Winters (live)

by Sean McMahon



live @ Sidewalk Cafe 1/5/13.
ft. Bekka Durham, violin


jesse winters found himself alone at 12 oclock
it occurred to him slowly that loneliness was a path he'd rather not walk
poor, poor jesse he told himself, he's on his hands and knees he's got no pride!

preparing a letter addressed to the friends and the foes that he happened to have known
he scrawled in ink what was torn in his heart, his tormented feelings and his woe
poor, poor jesse he told himself, he's on his hands and knees he's got no pride!

he picked up a rifle and then he stuffed an envelope with his letter to the world
and tied up his boots with the laces that he'd once used to hang himself but broke
poor, poor jesse, he told himself, as he loaded up his ammunition

he dropped his letter then he started shooting at the sky in the city square
and as they dragged him away, he told them bout the letter, to read it out loud at the fair, it said
"my name's jesse, i'm angry at god, i ain't ashamed to say, and so
at noon, i'm gonna shoot him down from his throne in the sky, in the middle of the day,
and when he falls down to the earth, my friends, we're gonna have a trial,
for each and every tragedy and genocide and every kind of problem he has made,
i hoping that he'll apologize, do you think that he will apologize?
i don't know,
i hope so."


released January 5, 2013



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Sean McMahon Brooklyn, New York

Woodsman of Bushwick, singer of hope and sorrow, "part ghost, part Victrolaphone, part campfire storyteller."

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