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2017. For an old friend.


I never did the right thing for you,
so here's what I deserve:
if I ever try to talk to you again,
I hope I lose my nerve.

I hope I get dementia
and Alzheimer's, too,
because, then, at least I won't go to my grave
thinking of how I treated you.

I need to go
where I'll never be seen
and feed on what I find
like a wolverine.

You said that you forgive me,
and that should be enough.
Maybe, one day, my apologies
will chip in to buy you some useful stuff,

like a coffee at that old cafe
where you stared at the spoons and started to cry
on a day when I was somewhere else,
not getting closer. Not about to try.

Don't let go
of whoever's holding you tight right now.
Don't let yourself get sentimental.
Just let go,
and I'll let go, too.
The gleam in my eye is incidental.

Abdicate your kingdom.
Split every stone.
Shackle all the rivers.
Leave this thought alone.

Living things wither.
Mountains erode.
Promises crumble.
Rockets explode.

If I had time,
if I lived close,
I would hold my tongue
for the sake of us both.


from Little Bird, released November 16, 2018
Vocals, Electric Guitar: Scott Reu
Piano, Moog, Synth: James Riotto
Drums: Jason Slota


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Scott Reu has been making original music since 2008. In 2018, Scott released a new album under the musical nom de guerre "Haunted Horse."

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