inspired by the novel "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien


morphine, knives, and your cigarettes
you will carry your fatigue
though you try to run
from the draft you fled to the border, tucked away
"this is your country, your life blood, your story"
"the hand that feeds will also take a life"

you watch him bleed before he dies
in the field he cries for life
he cries to his son and he speaks to his ghost
"hello, goodbye"
and as his life blood drains
the story of his country stays the same

who will prepare his ghost?

now you sleep with it day and night
all you read, you write, is war
now you sleep with it day and night

who will prepare your ghost?


from Our Love Is Imagined, released February 18, 2014



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rachele eve Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rachele Eve is a fifth-generation Italian American from Detroit, Michigan-- a storyteller and an incurable romantic. The daughter of an opera singer and fine artist, the desert-rock songstress composes and performs confessional and emotionally rich songs. Her latest album,"Renunciation" drops july 4, 2017.

pre-orders available on May 15th at racheleeve.com
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