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by Not For Coltrane

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NOT FOR COLTRANE is Michael Duck, a guy from Bethlehem, PA, with a guitar and a love for blending folk and alt-rock in unexpected ways.

COLTRANE is his dog. He thinks he can sing, but he's not part of the act.

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released November 14, 2013

Production, engineering, recording, musical arrangements, and graphic design by Michael Duck. Photography by Monica A. Cabrera.

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Not For Coltrane Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

NOT FOR COLTRANE is Michael Duck, a guy from Bethlehem with a guitar and a love for blending folk and alt-rock in unexpected ways. (Coltrane is his dog, who thinks he can sing but who isn't part of the act.)

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Track Name: Waiting
I've been waiting by the window to see you come back home again.
I've been waiting, chaste and pacing, to see if you're still covered in skin.
And by your eyes, I can tell that you are not alone.
By your hands, I can feel everything that isn't shown.

I'm the ancient, near-complacent maverick monk in marshes lost;
You're the angel at the table, laughing over what's been lost.
I retract and feign reaction every time you turn your head;
You unburden my uncertain, and bring it on yourself instead.
And by your breathing, I can tell this is just a dream.
And by your pulse, I can tell dreams are everything they seem.

I am cursing, overworking, and falling out of time with God.
You are laughing, hands clapping -- telling me that I am odd.
I will never be so clever to kiss your fist of sunlight cells.
You are naked, flawed, and sacred -- and wise beyond all spells.
And by your tears, I can see everything you see.
By your feet, I can feel this is where you need to be.

I've been waiting by the window to see you come back home again.
I've been waiting, hesitating to thank you for letting me in.
Track Name: The Wind and the Rain
Let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me tell that same sad story, all over again.
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me be that same sad storm who made monsters out of men.

I am a tropical depression, was a master out at sea --
Now my clouds look cold and slept in, and no one remembers me.
I am rain that raised the rooftops, I am wind that washed the night,
But when you dissolved, the truth stopped, and I lost all of my might.
And you believed in me,
You took part in me,
You grounded me;
You're my lover and my trust.
And I had things to say,
But you washed away
All my better days
And replaced the waves with dust.

So let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me tell that same sad story, all over again.
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me be that same sad storm who made monsters out of men.

You expand across the planet, you look best in bluish-gray;
If the wish is clear, you'll grant it -- and if not, you'll make it pay.
I was drowning when you met me, I was desperate with need;
You blew kisses to upset me, and you spun me up to speed.
And I was miserable,
But I was powerful.
I was obstacle,
I was fire and the beast.
And then you cut me loose,
Took away my use.
Freedom was my noose.
Fed the famine to the feast.

So let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me tell that same sad story, all over again.
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me be that same sad storm who made monsters out of men.

(guitar solo)

Let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me tell that same sad story, all over again.
Let me hear the rain (Let me hear the rain)
Let me hear the wind (Let me hear the wind)
Let me be that same sad storm who made monsters out of men.

I am a tropical depression, was a menace out at sea --
Now the earth has learned its lesson, and that's all that's left of me.
So take care and take cover; find some shelter if you can,
'Cause nothing's worse than a jilted lover spreading fast across the land.