Boring Little Play

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Over in the corner there’s this boring little play
a pair pretending they are there defending honor
something’s bumped from his finger tips, the jukebox starts to sing

An old man at the bar tells himself, “I don’t hear a thing”
but as the tune picks up its horns, he pictures her and sings along
and though he doesn’t know it now, he’s unable to stop

Don't let it slip away

Pleased with his selection the bar-man settles in
He sees a young thing crawling for some rolling gold that’s flattening
A drunkard turns with his left hook tight, he slurs his words and he bares his right
coincidence is in full effect here, the jukebox starts to disconnect till
The old man becomes the soundtrack and to his tune the scene turns black

Don't let it slip away


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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