by John Kyle

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what is this world
where lambs are led to slaughter?
no matter how I thirst I cannot reach the water.

but I don’t mind
breathing the scary air
no I don’t care
the scent of rosemary

i’ve got time
i ride my bike for miles
when I get home they’ll feed me
to the crocodiles.

but I don’t care
the winds in my hair
the trees are so high

the scent of rosemary
the scent of rosemary

i wait outside
holding the needle in my hand
say goodbye
the scent of rosemary
the scent of rosemary

Copyright (c) 2014 John Calvin Kyle IV.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


released October 31, 2014
Music and lyrics created, performed and produced by John Kyle.


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John Kyle Portland, Maine

I make music because it’s the deepest connection I know how to make with people. It’s a river that flows through all of us.

I make music to tell people it’s OK – you're not alone. Be who you really are, even if – especially if – that’s not who everyone else wants you to be.

I make music to save people, because music is what saved me.
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