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lyrics

our mother drove home late at night
slowly following the lights
green and red and blinking bright
her boat hit a sandbar and stopped on a dime

my little brother was thrown off the boat
got his wind knocked out, but nothing broke
our mother hit the wheel with her throat
it damaged her voice and she couldn't sing a tone
and I would give anything to go back and guide her home
that foggy night with the lake dark and cold
she cried at the table but couldn't be consoled
at the image of her son disappearing into the dark

our dad was too young to be left alone
his mother went quiet on the phone
and turned as white as ocean foam
they got in the Chevy and didn't speak a word

his older brother was on the second floor
in a hospital bed in his summer shorts
my father watched him from the door
they waited for him in the hallway outside
thinking they'd give anything to have given him a ride
he'd been with three other teenagers, none of whom survived
he called out for my dad to come to his bedside
and my dad hurried, but he didn't get there in time

somehow, through the ache of love that lost its receiving end
his parents moved his brother's clothes to the attic in a bin
and they honored him at meals and holidays
his parents had less to say to each other

your grandpa's a celebrity
well past his seventies
he's the artist I will never be
he's commissioned for paintings by presidents and kings

he pulled a quarter from his shirt pocket
showed me the dent and the hole in it
he'd been out painting by the shed
when a fit of frustration and inspiration came
he pulled out his rifle and took a steady aim
fired into the canvas and a bullet ricocheted
hit him in the heart and he fell in a daze
he reached for the wound and found 25¢ in change

somehow, through the ache of love that's lost its youthful shine
we danced to his phonograph and laughed until we cried
and mom, you can still sing with me, I'd love it so
and dad, I promise not to leave before you go
and Viteri, you still bring us all such joy
and we'll remember you as an eighty year-old boy

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from South America, released September 1, 2017

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