It Escapes Me

from by Damond Moodie

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lyrics

I’ve been trying to explain myself
To prove a point; not a period,
More like an ellipsis
That begs you to listen
And promises something more to come

Over cold black coffee, I can’t shut up
The words jump from my mouth
And miss the cup
Bounce on the floor like fruit
Bruised and begging you to listen

I’m not confused, but it escapes me
I can’t remember, ‘cause it escapes me
I can’t show, what I used to know
I can’t flow how I used to flow
Please be patient, ‘cause it escapes me

Wring my hands, trying to squeeze out reason
There was a time when the answers flocked around me
But how cool is quiz show clever, when cool has now turned cold
A black cat creeping, under the fence and out of the yard, gone

Chorus

Now I remember… commanding… my words like a sorcerer
Could it be karma… that I now wrestle… to string my words together
Trying to keep it together

Chorus
I can’t show, what I used to know
I can’t flow how I used to flow
Please be patient, ‘cause it escapes me

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from Not In Vain, released July 18, 2014
Acoustic guitar, all voices, shaker, tambourine - Damond

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Damond Moodie Oakland, California

Based in Oakland, CA, Damond Moodie writes, records and performs soulful folk songs for the Bay Area wide. Armed with a funky percussive acoustic guitar and a clear, big sky voice over the urban cityscape, his intention is to sing passionate stories of depth and grace, to you. ... more

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