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Oh no the waves are coming, see them carry a quiet warning
Lets drop the raft and row
What is a family secret, if we can never get our feet wet
Lucky for us there's a hole, in the boat
Anita what a pretty circle

Squeeze close your ghost stories, quote a verse if it stops your worrying
but keep clear my throat
How many children are you, I see three but that seems too few
I could have sworn there were more maternity clothes
Isn't it interesting how these things tend to grow
Anita what a pretty circle

turn your head while you
drown me in the water you are walking on

Well your surviving daughter, has a taste for holy water
You've made just the right kind of mold
She's married big like you did, if we're lucky she'll have three kids
but she'll never know how close to dispose
Had she come before the plan arose
Anita what a pretty circle


from Cloud Machine, released May 15, 2015
written by J. Thomas



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Small Time Napoleon Louisville, Kentucky

Small Time Napoleon has been described as “a mad science blend of western swing, hot jazz, and folk” by Insider Louisville’s Kyle Ware. Their live shows are intimate and natural while remaining energetic. Their combination of swing-era influence with modern inclinations has driven them to a sound and style that is both new and old and wholly their own. ... more


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