Michigan Heart

I want to know

But I don’t want to understand

How the smoke

Falls from the land

Where I grew up

On the southern shore

Michigan heart

Felt never more

So the gamblers gamble

And the steel men work

The street are empty

The money gone

From a crook

Where I grew up

I want to know

But I will never understand

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Press On

Press on

Late in the night

Press on

Early in the morning

Keep going

When there is no signs of slowing

Press on

Again and again

No More Aspirin

No more aspirin

To heal all the aches

The heart has had enough

Of what it can take

So find another remedy

Rather than a simple pill

Find something cheaper

With half the bill

Walk

Red Flag Jed

Red flag Jed

Always had it wrong

Never knew what was up

Or how to just go along

The words always mixed

In a confusing delivery

Jed held his hands tight

And bit his tongue

Cynically

Palms

There is a place

Where the palms

Sway sweet and soft

When the air is timid

And easy

Concrete jungle

With all-day breezes

Palms trees bring it

That sense of calm

On the leaves

Of a palm