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A Sunday Afternoon Poem

“Distant Drumming” by, Jonathan Auerbach

 

“Distant Drumming”
by Jonathan Auerbach
© 2012 Jonathan Auerbach, Arrofire Music (ASCAP)

You see me, I feel you do
You see me play it cool
You want some wisdom 
Go find yourself a fool

Tell yourself a lot of lies, life can get a little numbing
Nothing wipes off a disguise like the sound of distant drumming

I see you trapped, I watch you fight
In a struggle to be free
You find out that love comes with a busted guarantee 

You didn’t hear the call 
You didn’t see it coming 
Had you listened at all you’d have heard the distant drumming 

Some feet can walk forever and never find no rhythm
Some hearts can’t get a beat, no matter what you give them
Some tears fall down like rain at the sound of thunder
And a dream can disappear if you push it under

So hold me and I’ll hold you
In a strong embrace
It’s all we need to do
When the world gets out of place

It should come as no surprise when you finally see it coming
Nothing cuts you down to size like the sound of distant drumming

Tell yourself a lot of lies, life can get a little numbing
Nothing wipes off a disguise like the sound of distant drumming

 

Jonathan Auerbach, is a singer-songwriter with a signature sound who tours the USA, Italy, Austria, Spain and Portugal, garnering a notable worldwide fan base and radio play.  Jonathan’s longtime support of music therapy in cancer care at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has ranged from donating and raising substantial money, to teaching music to kids with cancer.  His single, “Brave Woman, Brave Man” – from  “HEARD” – is a salute to our American men and women in uniform serving overseas, with 100% of the song’s proceeds going directly to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. 

 

About this column: This Sunday Afternoon Poem is provided by the Martha's Vineyard Poetry Society (MVPS). With almost 200 members, MVPS is the island's largest poetry society. MVPS is responsible for nominating and selecting our island's Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate.

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