Rocking Chair

from by Joy Mills Band



Go rock in your rocking chair, they tell me
I knit and purl and fall, fall asleep
Maybe that's the way to heaven, child
Drown softly in your memories
I was once a young girl, love-fifteen, your game
You were standing there holding my future in your name
And there used to be a drive-in theater here
There used to be an old phone booth, to call home

When you went off to war, it was not in vain
Surrounded by airplanes and bullets
Like mad birds that sing
I've had to fight off these feelings, they've been with me all day
With me all day

I wanted you to see me before the words crept across the page
Before the ship passed through the jetty
Before the magnet drew my heat
Before it cast a pale eye, before the pitch of the night
Before day had broken, before I'd awoken
Before the fire was caught


from Cat & Mouse, released May 16, 2014


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Joy Mills Band Seattle, Washington

New album Echolocator out 1.24.20

Urban country and roots from the Pacific Northwest.

"Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case." - The Stranger

“Call it lilt with an edge.” – Leicester Bangs (UK)

“Organic country…both delicate and edgy… For the lo-fi country enthusiast.” – Maverick Mag (UK)
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