The Malady

by Autumn Burnett

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For K.S.B., wherever she may be.

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I am no soldier
But oh, my enemy
He binds my bones with heather
And I pull perpetually

I'll see you when I'm better
This malady's mighty mean
I'll wear that old black jumper
And you'll remember me

Well if I clung to the boughs of you
Would you shake me, would you shake me to your roots?
And if I held a loaded gun, would you tell me, would you tell me that you love someone?
And if you're just a cactus tree, then you can't love a malady

Lately I've been older
I walked till the sun arose
I built a bridge of water
And drowned my own way home

When downtown wings expire
And I'm all on my own
Will tragedy retire?
And miss the heights its flown?

Well if I clung to the boughs of you
Would you shake me, would you shake me to your roots?
And if I held a loaded gun, would you tell me, would you tell me that you love someone?
And if you're just a cactus tree, then you can't love a malady

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released August 26, 2012
Recorded by David West at Play Ball Studios. Bass by David West.
Published by Blue Selkie Publishing

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Autumn Burnett

Autumn Burnett is a songwriter, guitarist and violist from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. She studied songwriting at Oberlin College and Conservatory and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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