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Radio Sky

Let my headstone be my favorite jukebox

Loaded with the songs of my friends

Tuck the sheets of rain tight under my collar

By the headwaters of a hubcap stream

Rest my head beneath the rusted needles

Rustic hymnals and warped 45s

Blessed be the barrelhouse piano

Beating in the dying light of the radio sky

Let my bones be the porous marrow

Of the hayloft sparrow, and the chevron geese

Set me free to the tricks of the trade winds

On the note that the song ends sounding reveille

Rest my head beneath the rusted needles,


When the mist around the moon is a howling perfume

Push B24 and sway barefoot on my grave

Rest my head beneath the rusted needles,-