You Burnt the Toast

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In January of 2013 I was lucky enough to sublet an apartment with two wonderful medical students from Lebanon- Elie and Bernard. They had become friends with one another while working on a cadaver. Elie began singing Simon and Garfunkel, and Bernard, from across the cadaver, chimed in with the harmony. We were fast friends and spent a good amount of time singing and playing music together. “You Burnt the Toast” was written for Elie and Bernard, with love.

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you burnt the toast and then you almost died
trying to get it out of the toaster with a knife
and i was there, i saved your life,
while all the streets and people lost their concrete and their minds
and we were lying there
only scraps of us
we almost disappeared
into the green-gray granite and dust
and we never made it down to Greenwich Village
i keep having these dark dark dreams about times square
but we stayed up singing love songs in the kitchen and you undid my hair
undid my hair

yeah you burnt the toast and then you almost died
trying to get it out of the toaster with a knife
and i was there talking nonsense half of the time
swearing that the streets all re-arrange themselves beneath the cover of the night
and we were lying there
only scraps of us
we almost disappeared
into the green-gray granite and dust
and we never made it down to Greenwich Village
i keep having these dark dark dreams about times square
but we stayed up singing love songs in the kitchen and you undid my hair
undid my hair

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from Tatterhood, released September 3, 2013

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Hana Zara Lincoln, Nebraska

Hana Zara is your fellow student in earth school, learning how to not be a jerk, and making sense of life through art. Thanks for listening.

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