Craters of the Moon

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"When I was thirteen, I took a road trip with my dad through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota. Dad and I planned trips like this every year, and we were serious. This year we visited no less than five national parks and drove nearly 2500 miles. We'd drive ten hours one day and hike ten hours the next. We made tracks; we covered ground. We took hundreds of photos, none of one another."

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lyrics

I drove with you through Craters of the Moon
We fought about the air conditioning
We didn’t know your time was comin’ soon
If we had we might have acted differently
Well anyway, we had the windows down
And the lava rocks were sharp against the sky
I couldn’t tell pahoehoe from a’a
Looking back on that I can’t imagine why

All the while
The ground itself had bubbled
Beneath our feet
A hundred miles down
Eight hundred thousand years ago
Its molten heat
Had burned a steady pilgrimage to Yellowstone
Having lifted up the Cascades and melted Idaho
Where you and I, we fought about the radio
At Craters of the Moon

I knew I’d have to tell this to you soon
I still tell you things, even though you’re gone
It's Spring, I'm driving back across the moon
As I make my way without you to Oregon
I think how we were never close nor really far
Though I was sitting right beside you in the car
Yeah, I was horny, lost and self-effacing
You just stared, slack-jawed at God's creation

We didn’t know
--Lord, how could we have known?
That death was bubbling up from underneath your skin
And we didn’t know
--Lord, how could we have known?
That love could make me a stranger to my own blood kin
No, like everybody else, we drove to Yellowstone
To see the sleeping giant for five minutes and go home
And then you went home to North Dakota
And so did I, was sittin' right beside you
And now I drive West to Portland, Oregon
Cos there are things you just beat up until they're gone
Like how you went home to Heaven without me
And how I'm driving in a car that is empty

© 2011 Steve Slagg

credits

from Pigshit and Glowing, released April 14, 2011
Steve Slagg - piano, vocals

words and music by Steve Slagg
engineered, mixed and mastered by Blade Barringer
artwork by Blade Barringer

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Youngest Son Chicago, Illinois

Youngest Son is singer-songwriter Steve Slagg, who grew up playing Debussy and Charles Wesley on an upright piano in Missouri and now plays his own lyric-driven, emotionally complex indie-folk songs on a keyboard in Chicago.

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