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Anthony, you touched my hand
Anthony, you are a bassist in a band
Anthony it's clear,
Although you can't afford to buy another beer
Anthony I love you just the same

Quite frankly we're a good match
Anthony, it there were someone you could catch
Please say it would be me
I'd jump into your net and climb out of the sea
Light a fire and let the signals rise

Spring is here, the ice is gone
And crocuses are peeping through the student lawns
The sun beams down outside
And governments collapse while citizens abide
Oh Anthony our paths must soon collide

And Anthony when meet they do
I'm not sure exactly how to speak to you
What language or what truth
Remain distant or invite you to come to my kissing booth
No, I don't want to beat around the bush

Anthony that fateful hour
When branches break and laurels tumble from the bower
You can not pick them up
At least that's what they told you when you tried to run a-muck
Anthony don't listen to the liars

Anthony, what would they say?
If paint were spilled and my heart turned from red to grey?
Are colors absolute?
As much as any feeling that the judges would refute?
Anthony our trial would be brute!

Anthony, the tides have turned
And I'm afraid the man you saw me with has burned
A map onto my mind
Of places he and I would go if I left you behind
Anthony how fast the seasons change

But Anthony, if we could dance
Anthony, that might be our only chance
To hold each other close
We're born upon a bed but we live upon the coast
Anthony I raise to you this toast


from Les biens​-​nommés, released February 14, 2017
Mary Beth Carty: Vocals, accordion
Donald MacLennan: Violin
Brendan Melchin: Percussion
Greg Melchin: Double bass



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