Watermark

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When I met her
She was headed some place south-west
And I should've let her
I couldn't breach my house arrest

She said we're too clever
To ever coexist or coalesce
I thought I knew better
But she knew best


Oh, she's like flooding rain
And I never saw the weather change
Two years together, four more apart
But I've still got a watermark


Well, I hear she married
Some circuit judge out near Adelaide
And her sister Sally
Said all of the groomsmen dressed in suede

Oh, but she still carries
Some sort of semblance of a flame
She took all of me except my name


Oh, she's like flooding rain
And I saw it in her eyes as she drained away
Two years together, four more apart
But I've still got a watermark


Well she's got a son now
And this Sunday he'll be three
And her husband's hair's brown
But that boy's as fair as fair can be

His cheeks red as sundown
And his eyes are as clear as sea
You can't tie his tongue down
Guess he sounds a lot like me


Oh, he's half flooding rain
And the other half's too scared to change
Downtrod, down here in the dark
Just scrubbing at this watermark

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from Watermark, released March 29, 2019

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The Northern Folk Melbourne, Australia

The Northern Folk are a collective of ten musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock into the roots of small towns and big cities alike, featuring trademark dual vocalists, roaring horns and a strength of performance second to none. ... more

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