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The Go Janes sing The World Walks Into Me by Kathleen Tracy at Dusty Strings March 30, 2019.

in the morning I walk out into the world
the world walks into me
through the brightening mirror of the sky
the scent of the fallen leaves
the gabble of gulls at the water’s edge
the solemn gaze of the trees
in the morning I walk out into the world
the world walks into me
The Go Janes sing I Swallowed a Fly by Patrice O’Neill at Dusty Strings March 30, 2019.

I could have said another word
another word, I could have said
I could have gone another mile
another mile, I could have gone
but I swallowed a fly
oh I swallowed a fly
and I couldn’t, I couldn’t,
I couldn’t, I couldn’t, no
I could have answered when you called
when you called, I could have answered
I could have told you that I love you
that I love you, I could have told
but I swallowed a fly
oh I swallowed a fly
and I couldn’t, I couldn’t,
I couldn’t, I couldn’t, no
Me and the fly, we’re stuck in this spot
choking on choices, both of us caught
caught in the middle between swallow and spit
ain’t really trying, ain’t ready to quit
I could have seen that you were trying
that you were trying, I could have seen
I could have found another way
another way, I could have found
but I swallowed a fly
oh I swallowed a fly
and I couldn’t, I couldn’t,
I couldn’t, I couldn’t, no
Me and the fly, we’re stuck in this spot
choking on choices, both of us caught
caught in the middle between swallow and spit
ain’t really trying, ain’t ready to quit
I could have told another lie
another lie, I could have told
I could have said that it was nothing
that it was nothing, I could have said
but I swallowed a fly
oh I swallowed a fly
and I couldn’t, I couldn’t,
I couldn’t, I couldn’t, I couldn’t,
I couldn’t, I couldn’t, no
The Go Janes sing Let It Sway by Kathleen Tracy at Dusty Strings March 30, 2019. Marcy Marxer, resonator guitar.

sometimes things don’t fit together right
wait it out and you’ll see the light of day
hey hey hey
hold your lonely broken heart
things fall together and they fall apart
hey hey, it’s just another day
hey hey hey, you gotta let it sway
like a tree in the wind,
the crows flying every which way
hey hey hey, you gotta let it sway
you gotta feel what you feel,
find what’s real, and let it sway
sometimes it’s the last thing you wanna do
to reach down deep and find something new
hey hey, but there’s no other way
you see the writing’s on the wall
you gotta play from where
the monkey puts the ball, hey hey
and get back in the game
hey hey hey, you gotta let it sway
like a tree in the wind,
the crows flying every which way
hey hey hey, you gotta let it sway
you gotta feel what you feel,
find what’s real, and let it sway
hey hey hey, you gotta let it sway
hey hey hey, you gotta let it sway…
The Go Janes sing The Magician by Arni Adler at Dusty Strings March 30, 2019

the man in the cape, the “magician”
ran off as the last clapping died
but nobody knew when the magic was through
what to do with this new tribe of brides
cause half of us are talkers
and half just walk away
and half of us can promise you
that half of us will stay
nobody said it’d be easy
but I think we were led to infer
that if we climbed into the box on our own
we’d climb out the same as we were
now part of me can leave you
as part stays by your side
part will vanish in the crowd
the rest will be your bride
maybe half of every woman
gets into it over her head
I’ll need you to help to arrange me somehow
in a comfortable way on the bed
now part of me can leave you
as part stays by your side
part will vanish in the crowd
the rest will be your bride
part of me remembers
while part gets thinking all wrong
see how the doves turned out to be scarves
after the magic was gone
cause part of me is with you
and part walks out alone
you know I’d give you all my love
if that were possible
you know I’d give you all my love
if that were possible
The Go Janes sing Mandolin by Kathleen Tracy at Dusty Strings March 30, 2019. Benjamin Lange, mandolin

I can see you
uncrumbled from the ground
come in the side door
sit your body down
smell of tobacco
flicker of the flame
snap of the lighter 
written with your name
I’m an acorn
that fell far from the tree
still the root grows 
the same for you and me
here’s your mandolin
won’t you sing and play
Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
oh, the mist is
hanging in the trees
mushrooms rise from
beneath the rotting leaves
the way all our hands will
crumble to the ground
the way love and music
will always be around
The Go Janes sing Flower Bloom Love by Kathleen Tracy at Dusty Strings March 30, 2019.

a flower just believes
that the sun will find it
start inside a seed
break through the walls that bind it
stems unfurl
lift your heavy head
and turn your face into the sun
I wish there was a way
anyone could be
a flower for a day
like a peonies
so bodaciously reaching out
just living in the flower bloom love
oh the rain falls hard
and the wind is blowing
up in the trees
where the green is growing
when you’re here with me
it’s like the sun
oh I believe in the flower bloom love
a flower just believes
that the sun will find it
start inside a seed
break through the walls that bind it
stems unfurl
lift your heavy head
and turn your face into the sun
believe in the flower bloom love

I Swallowed a Fly