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Turn, Turn the Soil

from Croons & Tunes by Minka Hoist

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Grandson of a preacher man


Yellow tree-leaves laugh like water
Tall grasses bow in waves
You’re the son of the preacher’s daughter
He is rolling in his grave

You say he never saw the ocean
Or sent letters on a screen
Autumn breezes cause commotion
This is the worst you’ve ever seen

Turn, turn the soil
Black-red mud
Drips like oil
Tastes like blood

His days peeling off like paper
Nights spent feeling phantom pain
But all your promises turned vapor
All your pleasures, they are vain


He tried so hard to prepare you
For a life you’ll never lead
Short-term jobs and lovers snare you
You raise no stone, you plant no seed



from Croons & Tunes, released January 10, 2016




Minka Hoist Århus, Denmark

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