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Sleep Song

from Coward's Luck EP by Hip Hatchet



I know it aint much
but it's all i can afford
throw a blanket at my feet
and make a bed out of a floor

close your tired eyes
let a yawn out like a roar
sleep will come to you
like a ship upon the shore

The hard wood isn't soft
like the arms of the one you keep
The only thing thats harsher
is the morning you will greet

full of half clear memories
and words you did not mean
friends who you estranged
and strangers on whom you leaned

The glory of the morning
and breakfast with a friend
The way his mouth moves
when he starts to drink again

A cup of coffee
and a chestful of smoke
a lighthearted laugh
about a message that you wrote

If it was a little colder
you could wear a coat
and plant a seed of comfort
with water that would grow

I don't have the answers
to your questions dear
everything i learned,
i learned far away from here

and in due time when
i lay myself to die
I hope it's restful as
sleep in wintertime

sweeping dreams like
snowbanks on a lake
a whispering wind
and the rain of yesterday


from Coward's Luck EP, track released December 9, 2011


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Hip Hatchet Nashville, Tennessee

With a voice that can meander from a whispering purr to a hardened howl, Hip Hatchet lusters the poetics of travel. Threading bold and unique guitar picking patterns with the strings of experience Hip Hatchet, the songwriting moniker of Philippe Bronchtein, is the beautiful resolution of a life lived in motion. ... more

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