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My Own Setting Sun

from Physics Says by Jon Hughes



Lazy plays.
She plays upon the moon,
To a dark and dreadful tune.
She relates
How the preacher of the day
Said the end is coming soon,
And all the audience can see
Is that the audience is me—
Wide cavity-eyed and tame,
And pretending just the same.

Hot light plays.
It plays upon the walls
To a dusty windowsill.
A waitress strays
From the coins left on the bill,
And the tune is humming still.
And inattention is theme
Of the play she's giving me—
Obvious and strange,
It continues just the same.

I forgot
All the things she said she thought
In a diner parking lot.
She was tea
And easy on the cream
And I was playing what I'm not.
Cause when all the audience is me,
I'm all the audience can see—
Wide cavity-eyed and lame
And pretending just the same.

When this day's complete,
I'll be any day of the week;
And when that day is done,
Then I'll be my own setting sun.


from Physics Says, released May 5, 2007


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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest collection of songs, "Sunshine Remorse", was released in January of 2019.
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