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


released October 31, 2014
all sounds by John Kyle
music and lyrics copyright © 2014 John Calvin Kyle IV


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John Kyle Portland, Maine

John Kyle started out busking in Harvard Square for a living and is now playing music festivals. He's been featured in songwriter showcases in the US, Canada and online.

Influenced by melancholy and meaningful music from all genres, John's somber yet soaring songs embody his desire to make music to form deep connections, showing people they’re not alone in the dark and there's a reason for hope.
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